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  • This clinic presents four successful music teachers from various metropolitan areas as they discuss the challenges and advantages of working with young people in any socioeconomic demographic or urban environment.
  • José Diaz (joseantoniodiaz@mac.com)
  • 12/20/2012 03:00 PM - N/A
  • W187
  • José Antonio Diaz is artistic director for the Diaz Music Institute and in his 27th year as director of bands at MacArthur High School in Houston, Texas. His band has performed with such artists as Jon Faddis, Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez, Nestor Torres, and Arturo Sandoval and performed for IAJE, JEN, TMEA, OMEA, MENC, and The Midwest Clinic. His success with the MacArthur High School Jazz Program was a featured cover story in School Band and Orchestra and Band Director's Guide magazines. He received a Down Beat Award for Achievement in Jazz Education and FOX 26 and Univision Television stations selected him as a Hispanic Hero. Recently José was inducted into the Texas Christian University Band of Fame, and he has received the prestigious Jefferson Award for his work with Diaz Music Institute. He is a Midwest Clinic Board member and secretary for the Jazz Education Network.
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