Vincent D. Centeno has been teaching private piano for over twenty years. He taught keyboard skills and instrumental conducting at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Currently, he serves as the music director and conductor of Cascadia Chamber Opera, as well as the organist and music director at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria. Vincent is also the artistic director and co-founder of the Junction City Arts Council in Oregon, which provides free monthly concerts. Other experiences include being the Education and Artistic Director of the People’s Music School, and music director of Genesis Opera in Chicago.
Vincent received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from DePaul University under the tutelage of Mary Sauer, Principal Pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his PhD in Music Theory and Conducting from the University of Oregon.