Pereira has already attained his Associate of Arts through TCC but is still taking courses to raise his GPA to get accepted at the University of Texas at Arlington for music media.
Pereira also spends most of his spare time playing guitar. He is in a progressive metal project called Ceteris Paribus.
“I like to tell stories with my music about overcoming difficult obstacles in my life and life generally for other people too. Our newest album is going to be conceptual and tell a story set in medieval times about such themes,” Pereira said.
He aspires to play in the UTA jazz band and loves music courses. Amongst the ones at TCC, his favorite music courses were ear training, Harmony I and Harmony II.
“I plan on taking harmony III and IV here next semester [also.] I really love the quality of TCC’s campus and how well kept they are, the environment compared to how inexpensive it is,” he said.