Welcome to My Neighborhood
- 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.
- Jose Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/20/2013 08:30 AM - N/A
- José Antonio Diaz is artistic director for the Diaz Music Institute and in his 29th 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 to name just a few 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 is a published author, composer, and producer. Jose has 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 member of Jazz Education Network Board of Directors.