Mauricio Prieto Astudillo, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Violist and musical educator, Mauricio has a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Autonomous University of Baja California. He holds a Master's degree in Educational Research from the Institute for Educational Research and Development of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, as well as a Postgraduate Specialization in Cultural Policies and Cultural Management degree from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. He is currently studying a Ph.D. in Social Business, researching on cultural capital, public formation, artistic education, and public policy. Mauricio has a chapter published in the book “Prácticas de investigación aplicadas a contextos educativos” and has presented in the Conference of Education and Music Research. Mauricio has taught at the Tijuana Musical Arts Center, the National System for Musical Promotion and the Tijuana Youth Symphony. In the latter, he was the founder and director of the String Orchestra and also created the study programs and specialization courses. He is currently a professor of music pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, where he collaborates in the research and design of educational programs.