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.)


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC    

2018 - Present     Boston, MA                                                                                     

Teach Music and Social Activism Class to Master Degree students. Curate the annual Symposium of Interconnected Arts and Music Performance (Former Performance Therapy Symposium)

(Enseña la clase Música y Activismo Social en el programa de maestría. Produce anualmente el  Symposium of Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, anteriormente llamado  Performance Therapy Symposium)


Music Therapist, Advocate

1999 - present   USA, Latin America, The World

Advocate for Music Therapy Programs all over the world

(Respalda y crea programas de musicoterapia en todo el mundo)


Advisory Board, Member

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

2009 - Present   Boston, MA

Advise and advocate for Berklee Global Jazz Institute Mission and Vision

(Respalda y aboga por la misión y visión del Berklee Global Jazz Institute)


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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

2017-2022 Graduate Student, PhD Program. Department for 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


1996-1999 Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music


1993-1994 Music Pedagogy, coursework Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile

Honors and Awards

2018 USA Embassy in Panama, Recognition for Distinguish Service

to the Music Community of Panama 


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)


2001 Steans Music Institute Fellowship, Jazz Scholars Program (Ravinia, Chicago)


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

2013. Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts. The Power of Music. LINK

2002. Musicoterapia con Niños. Revista de Pediatria de Chile

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