As a recent graduate from Baylor University, Jackie Bustos is a freelance cellist in both Waco, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. She began her cello studies at the age of 12. Her teachers include John Stuart, Ignacio Gallego, Dr. Gary Hardie, and Dr. Philip Borter. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance along with minors in Biology and Biochemistry. She plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Biology. Besides playing with the Abilene Philharmonic and the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Jackie actively participates in chamber music ensembles with her friends. Jackie’s sister, Emily Bustos, is a violinist. Both sisters often perform duets as the Bustos Duo. In her free time, Jackie enjoys playing sports, especially basketball.