Corina Villarreal was born in Austin, Texas on July 21st to Carlos and Leticia Villarreal. From an early age, Corina has shown interest in music. She began singing at age 4, playing piano at age 5, percussion at 10, singing more seriously at 13, clarinet at 16. Once she graduated high school there was no doubt that she would study music. She changed her major oftern, as most undergraduate students do. She started in music therapy, then composition, finishing with music performance.
She recieved her B.A in Music Performance from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in May 2016. There she studied composition with Dr. Hermes Camacho, and voice with Dr. Richard Novak. While attending UIW, Corina was a part of the Cardinal Marching Band, Cardinal Concert Band, Cardinal Chorale, and Cardinal Singers for all four years of attendance. Corina also got out of the music department to be a part of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Corina was a choir director for the University of the Incarnate Word community Church choir for three years. She is an active alumni member of the Corpus Christi Cathedral Pontifical Choir, under the direction of Mr. Lee Gwozdz and Dr. Lupe Rivera. She has traveled to California, Washington D.C, and even Rome, Italy to sing for Pope Benedict XVI with this choir. It is a part of the reason she fell in love with music in the first place.
Corina graduated with her B.A. in spring 2016 and began her attendance at the University of Texas at El Paso in fall of 2016. She is in persuit of her Masters in Music with a concentration in Choral Conducting. She is studying conducting under the direction of Dr. Elisa Wilson,and is expected to complete the degree in spring 2018. At UTEP, she is a member in the UTEP Chorale and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Elisa Wilson.