Juan Antonio Rivera

Juan Antonio Rivera

Juan Antonio Rivera is a Los Angeles based orchestral flutist, baritone vocalist, interdisciplinary artist, and arts administrator. As a flutist, he has appeared with numerous organizations such as Ballet Austin, Waco Symphony Orchestra, Waco Lyric Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, State Street Ballet, Temple Civic Chorus, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Opera de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Vines, and Celestial Opera Orchestra. Currently, Mr. Rivera is Principal Flute with the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, Ojai Pops Orchestra, Opera by the Glass Orchestra, Genesis Opera Theater Orchestra, and Hawkmore Lyric Opera Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Los Angeles based Ventvm Qvintet, which is dedicated to sharing the vast repertoire spanning two centuries. As an arts administrator, Juan has worked with organizations such as the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Dyson & Womack Productions, REDCAT, The Broad Stage, The Industry, Beth Morrison Projects, and Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles. As a teaching artist, he has worked with students at the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the California State University Northridge Youth Orchestras. Mr. Rivera is also working as a Music Supervisor for a French language documentary film on the topic of unknown World War II heroes to be released later this year. Mr. Rivera received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the Baylor University School of Music and a Masters of Fine Art in flute performance from California Institute of the Arts Herb Alpert School of Music.