Curriculum Vitae

Present Work


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 2009 – Present    Panama City, Panama  

Direct the entire production of the festival. Supervise and manage over 500 production workers from experienced coordinators to first time volunteers.

(Dirije la producción completa del festival. Supervisa cerca de 500 trabajadores, desde voluntarios hasta coordinadores con experiencia.)


Music Therapist, Private Practice

1999 - present   USA & Latin America

Provide individual and group music therapy services to all ages and conditions.

(Provee servicios de musicoterapia individual y grupal a todas las edades y condiciones de salud.)


Member of the Advisory Board, Berklee Global Jazz Institute (Boston, MA)                                        

2009 - Present     Boston, MA                                                                                                                        

Help in the development of new projects and help define and promote the mission of institute. Curate the annual Performance Therapy Symposium.

(Apoya en el desarrollo de nuevos proyectos que promueven la misión del instituto. Produce anualmente el  Performance Therapy Symposium)


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PAST WORK

2009-2016 (7 years) Outreach Coordinator, Berklee Global Jazz Institute.  Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) 

Created local outreach programs for the institute. Established relationships with the communities that needed live jazz the most, correctional facilities, hospitals, orphanages, and nursing homes included. Developed the "Performance Therapy Model" with Jazz musicians and music therapists working together. Presented and developed the first Performance Therapy Symposium in October of 2016. (Boston, MA)

2009-2012 (3 years), Board Member, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Centers (Cambridge, MA)

Attended board meetings with Executive Director, discussed budgets, events and all activities of the center, including fund raising.

2005-2010 (5 years) Director of Education, Danilo Perez Foundation (Panama City, Panama)

Created over 20 educational programs related to music, helped fundraise over 1 Million dollars in scholarships for panamanian youth at risk  to attend some of the best music schools in America, created a music library with over 3,000 music books, prepared students for music auditions and organized all educational and scholarship events for the foundation

Music Therapist, Boston Institute for Arts Therapies (Boston, MA)

Provided music therapy to children ages 4-14 with autism, developmental difficulties and Down Syndrome

Music Therapy Intern, New Hampshire State Hospital, Psychiatric Unit (Concord, NH)

Provided music therapy services to acute psychiatric patients

Music Teacher, Arts In Progress (Boston, MA)

Provided music therapy services to after school programs for children at risk in the state of Massachusetts



Education

Education

2017-2021 Global Inclusion and Social Development. University of Massachusetts, Boston. 


2016-2018 Associate, David Rockefeller Center For Latin American Studies, Harvard University


2015-2016 Special Student Fellowship, Music Department, Harvard University


2002-2004 Master Degree in Jazz Studies, New York University


1995-1999 Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music

Honors and Awards

2015-2016 Special Student Fellowship, Harvard University


2014 Alumni Award for Distinguish Service, Visionary Ideology and Global Advocacy, Berklee College of Music Music Therapy Department


2002 The Alberto Vilar Fellowship for the Performing Arts (New York University)


1998 Berklee International Grant

1996 The Peery Foundation Scholarship (Berklee College)

1997 Berklee Achievement Scholarship (Berklee College) 

Publications

2016. Music For Social Change. Revista Harvard Review of Latin America. LINK

2013. La Musicoterapia. Revista Medica de Panamá

2002. Musicoterapia con Niños. Revista de Pediatria de Chile

2001. Aplicaciones de la Musicoterapia en la Medicina. Revista Medica de Chile LINK