After winning a piano scholarship, attracted to the exotic city made famous by the TV show Dallas, Marcos moved the Fort Worth, TX to attend Texas Christian University. This was one of the first times Marcos, always whip-smart and often at the top of his class, realized just how much music he'd never heard or seen. Obsessed with maps, tablature and smart scores, Marcos took to the music library and fell deeply for notation. Listen to movement two of Meet the Composer Episode Five, Marcos Balter: Failure Is An Option.