Maria Fátima Corona del Toro
María Fátima Corona del Toro is a doctoral student in orchestral conducting at the Fred Fox School of Music. Originally from Nayarit, Mexico, Fátima holds a B.A. in violin performance from the Autonomous University of Baja California. She is committed to communicating the power and benefits that music has on the formation of a healthier society both culturally and spiritually. The changes she observed and nurtured as artistic and musical director of the Esperanza Azteca Nayarit program and as a professor at the Autonomous University of Nayarit for seven years inspired her to study orchestral conducting, first at the Catholic University of America (Artist Diploma) and then at Michigan State University as a Teaching Assistant (M.A.). The cultural diversity and inclusion, the excellent music program, the opportunity to engage with the Hispanic community were her primary motivations for choosing graduate studies at The University of Arizona. In addition to music, Fátima enjoys exploring new places, spending time with her family, reading, watching documentaries, cooking, hiking, and biking.