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Marcus Hawkins

Born and raised in Tucson AZ, Marcus M. Hawkins is a percussionist, singer, arranger, and instructor. He's a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, where he regularly performed in numerous instrumental and choral groups! Ensembles included the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, various percussion ensembles, as well as tenor-bass a cappella and choirs. Today, he performs in several local orchestras, bands, and choirs, and is pursuing an MBA in Music Business Online through Southern New Hampshire University and Berklee College of Music.

Marcus's introduction to Neoteric was as a guest percussionist in the Spring of 2023, where he accompanied the choir on his glockenspiel. He's thrilled to participate as a choral member in the tenor section! While not doing music or studying online, he enjoys solving various sudoku puzzles on a regular basis.

Michael Vince

Michael J Vince (he/him) is a composer, performer, and eclectic arts enthusiast currently residing in Tucson, Arizona. He has composed works for chamber ensemble, chorus, orchestra, voice, and short film. In addition, Vince has written for several groups of varied instrumentation, such as the NYU Woodwinds and Percussion programs, members of the Fifth House Ensemble with Just Duet, the JACK QuartetPie for TwoInternational Counterpoint, and the NYU Madrigal Singers. His works have traveled to Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Atlanta, and Cortona, Italy.

Currently, Vince is working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona, studying under Daniel Asia. He also offers private lessons in voice and piano at the Allegro School of Music. When not singing in Neoteric, Vince spends his time caring for his two cats and watching his favorite gamer streams.


Topher Esguerra

Received his BA in Vocal Performance from the UA in 2023. You may have seen him in SAPAC productions in the role of Nanki-Poo in The Hot Mikado or as a part of Songs for A New World. Topher has a plethora of opera experience, holding major roles in Aaron Copland's "The Tenderland" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi". He has also served as a music director for UA's premiere a cappella group CatCall (now known as Meow or Never). He would like to thank his mom for moral support at home, the men of CatCall for making music such a big part of his life, and for all of his closest friends that help him follow his dreams of performing.

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