Dulce N. Rodriguez serves as Assistant Band Director at San Benito ISD in San Benito, Texas where she directs the flute studio and serves as Head Director of the Veteran’s Memorial Academy 9th Grade Wind Ensemble. Rodriguez maintains an active schedule as a guest clinician. Her recent appearances include the Texas A&M-Kingsville Flute Day, South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival, and the Texas Tech Flute Festival. During the summer, Ms. Rodriguez serves on the faculty of Floot Fire-Brownsville. An avid flutist, Rodriguez performs with the Brownsville Wind Symphony, and has participated in soundSCAPE summer festival in Pavia, Italy, and performed with the UTB Flautarra Ensemble at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since her arrival at San Benito ISD in 2010, Rodriguez has created activities and events for district flute students in grades 6-12 such as the Beginner Lesson Mentoring Program, pairing high school students with middle school students for lessons, Etude Bootcamp, and Flute Fiesta. Her flute students have consistently earned top chairs in region and state honor bands through the Texas Music Educators Association competitions, as well as, superior ratings at the Texas State UIL Solo & Ensemble. Under Rodriguez's direction, the Veterans Memorial Academy 9th Grade Wind Ensemble received a Sweepstakes Award at the 2017 Texas UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest.
Rodriguez received her Bachelor of Music Education from University of Texas at Brownsville, and holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Texas Tech University. Her primary teachers include Dr. Lisa Garner, Dr. Cristina Ballatori, and Ms. Celeste Canant. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Band Masters Association (TBA).