Welcome to My Neighborhood
- Hosted by Jose Antonio Diaz, this session is a panel discussion with some of the country's most innovative educators teaching on the grass roots levels in challenging situations and accomplishing amazing results. The panel will briefly discuss the demographics of the school, creative budgeting, and pivotal experiences that define their accomplishments with students.
- Jose Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/19/2014 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
- Meeting Room W185
- José Antonio Diaz is artistic director for the Diaz Music Institute and in his 30th 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. Recently, Jose has received the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award and was inducted into Down Beat Magazine’s Jazz Education Hall of Fame. In addition, FOX 26 and Univision Television stations selected him as a Hispanic Hero. 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.