Cara Wildman is an experienced and well-respected percussionist, pianist, dancer, and bodhrán player that hails from Dorchester, Texas. Cara’s talents have led her to perform in a variety of musical ensembles and genres around the world including in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ireland, and across the United States. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Texas Christian University, and continued on to complete a second Master’s in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick, graduating with honors. While in Limerick she was fortunate to study with bodhrán greats Jim Higgins, Eamon Murray, Colm Murphy, Martin O’Neill, Colm Phelan, Cormac Byrne, and Junior Davey. Cara has taught in a variety of educational settings including: director of percussion for the The B Sharp Youth Music Program, front ensemble consultant in Keller ISD, and private percussion instruction/freelancing in the DFW area. Cara is an active teacher, adjudicator, and performer, and spends her free time fishing and riding her horse Rocket at the 5W Ranch in Dorchester.
- Howard Blackwell
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