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Tch. Andrés Gómez Guzmán

GENERAL DIRECTOR

Singing (lyrical and popular) - Piano (Classical and Popular)

Director ESMCR

He started his musical studies at 4 years old, starting his classical piano studies until he was 22 years old with Tch. Serafín Zapata Junnior, continuing his vocal and instrumental process (classical piano) at the Diocesan Superior School of Sacred Music in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (2002 - 2003). He has led the musical chair with renowned teachers both in music pedagogy, as well as in the specialty of lyrical singing and classical piano; The Superior School of Music Costa Rica, from its foundation to the present day, is the only institution in the country with international agreements with schools of high standards, which allows the Master. Gómez Guzmán let his students experience music outside the classroom in the reality that music demands. With postgraduate studies in Mexico and Italy (Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma), he has led musical chairs, being a student with renowned international artists such as Tch. Domingo Lobato, Tch. Víctor Manuel Amaral, Tch. Íride Martínez Conde (acclaimed worldwide for being the only Costa Rican lyrical soprano on the best stages), Tch. Montserrat Caballé (where he debuted and held the International Lyrical Singing Contest in 2012) and the baritone Tch. Romano Franceschetto, with whom he had the opportunity to carry out postgraduate studies in lyrical singing, among others. As a Baritone, he has performed roles in operas such as "La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Barbero de Sevilla, Carmen, Tosca, Ariadne auf Naxos, Nabucco, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, among others", he has toured Spain, Italy, England, Switzerland , Germany, United States, Mexico, Panama. As ESMCR's general director, his main goal is that the students of the institution achieve on a large scale with "freedom, study and passion" the musical discipline, he continues implementing methodological and pedagogical investigations, in addition to virtuosic techniques, which are incorporated in the administration of the school under his charge. He is currently active as a musician outside of Costa Rica, which also allows all of his students to obtain direct and indirect benefits with producers, teachers and schools of great prestige worldwide recognized. In April 2020, he will be a guest speaker at the Latin American Congress of Music Schools in the Dominican Republic (CLAEM XI)

Licdo. J. Ismael Mendoza Serrano

Specialist in Harmony, Counterpoint and Harmonic Analysis

Mexican Musician (Guadalajara, Jal.) Began his studies at the Sacred Music School of Ocotlán; under the tutelage of Mtro. WILFRIDO IÑIGUEZ. He graduated and graduated from the Higher Diocesan School of Sacred Music of Guadalajara, where he studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition with the Mtros. JESUS ​​GARCIA VIRGEN and DOMINGO LOBATO, among others. I study Composition at the University of Guadalajara under the tutelage of Mtro. MANUEL CERDA. His compositional work is varied, for solo instrument music (Piano, Violin, etc.), chamber music (Duets, String Quartets, etc.) as well as Choral and Orchestral music. Said Works have been performed in various countries such as: Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico. Be performed as Arranger of different artists, bands, groups and orchestras such as: Duet XALCUL (Cello and Piano), Municipal Choir of Zapopan (Mexico), Symphonic Band of the City Council of Tonala (Mexico) Orquesta Municipal de Santa Barbara (Heredia, Costa Rica), Independent Orchestra of the ESMCR (Costa Rica), Orquesta Danubio Azul (Guadalajara, Mex.), Orchestra and Choir of CREM (Ajijic, Jal.), Orchestra and Choir Esperanza Azteca de Puebla (Mexico), among other groups . He is Director / Founder of MAYERS MUSIC PRODUCTION, a musical company where he has worked as a producer and musical director for emerging artists such as: DANN BARBIER, PERI SALGADO, JASSYBE, FERNANDO JOSE, JUNIOR RAMIREZ, XIA, FERNANDO DE LINA, CESAR TAFOYA, ALBA , JUAN PABLO PALAFOX, CECILIA LEDESMA, among others.

Tch. Gabriel Morera Córdoba

Composition and Classic Piano

He began his musical studies at the Mercedes Norte Municipal School of Music with Alisa Gorodensky. In 2008, he entered UNA, where he studied music and piano teaching with Rosa Quesada, Gerardo Meza, Ludmila Melzer and Alexandr Sklioutovski. In 2011, he entered the UCR where he studied composition with Professor MM Carlos Castro, and direction with Professor Dr. Alejandro Gutiérrez. In 2013 he was recognized by the University of Costa Rica as "first average" in composition and directing careers.

He has also participated in musical projects coordinated by the maestro MM Leonardo Gell; the “Reading of Costa Rican works” carried out in 2014 by the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 he graduated with honors from the Bachelor of Music program with an emphasis in composition and in 2018 from the Bachelor of Music career with an emphasis in direction, at the University of Costa Rica. His music has been selected twice in the international piano competition / festival "The Music of the Century", in its 2016 and 2018 editions. In 2019, his work "Venus" was winner of the national contest "young composers" and performed by the national symphony orchestra.

 

Tch. Stefanie Morera Cordoba

Children´s Piano and General Courses

Stephanie Morera Córdoba is a Herediana music director and educator, born in 1992. In 2004 she began her musical studies on violin at the Mercedes Norte Music School under the tutelage of violinist Juan Carlos Martínez. In 2011, he began his career in Music Education at the National University, where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the same area.

During her career as conductor, she has received conducting master classes with teachers Carl St. Clair, Lawrence Dale Harper, Sam McClure, Gary Lewis, Hans Peter Schulz, Lizzi Ceniceros, enriching the baggage gained in her Orchestral Conducting career started in 2016 with the teacher Alejandro Gutiérrez.

Tch. Nicolás Alvarado Aguilar

Guitar Specialist (Acoustic, Electric and Classical)

He graduated with honors from the University of Costa Rica in addition to having obtained with distinction a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on classical guitar. Since 2012, he has joined the Costa Rica Guitar Quartet (CGCR), one of the most active chamber music groups in Costa Rica. During 2015, together with the Costa Rica Guitar Quartet, he undertook the tour "Noche Caribe "appearing in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and England.

 

Together with the CGCR, they obtained the Carlos Enrique Vargas National Music Award in the performance category in 2017. In 2018 he performed with the same group the "Tenth Anniversary" tour in the cities of Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles in the United States. United.

 

His recordings include "The Little Prince, an adventure on six strings" winner of the ACAM award for best work of incidental music and the album "Noche Caribe" by the Costa Rican Guitar Quartet.

 

He currently works as a professor at the School of Musical Arts of the University of Costa Rica.

Tch. Andrés Mateus Anzola

Drums Specialist

Dozens of concerts in various stages of Colombia, the United States and Costa Rica, and various collaborations with artists from son, salsa, Latin jazz, hip-hop, Colombian music, rock and fusion, frame the life and artistic career of the young Colombian musician Andrés Orlando Mateus Anzola; His training as a Bachelor of Music Training with an Emphasis on the Execution of Latin Percussion from the El Bosque University of Colombia, his creativity and the excellence present in each of his projects and participations, have made him stand out in his work as a performer, pedagogue , ensemble director and researcher of Latin American music.

During his career he has shared on stage and in the studio with groups such as the Latin Grammy nominees Los Petit Fellas, Distrito Pacífico, The Woods Ensemble - Aguajé, La Kumba Sónica, Mr. Guatak, Big Band UnBosque, Banda Fiestera UnBosque and Grupo La Nuit, an ensemble that he directed for more than 4 years; in turn, he has been a speaker, special guest and performing instrumentalist at renowned festivals such as the XXV Jazz Fest at the University of Louisville in the United States, the II Berklee Latino Program in Colombia, the XLIV National Contest of Musical Bands of Colombia, and the 1st Mesoamerican and Caribbean Regional Meeting of FLADEM held in Costa Rica.

Tch. Aralim Figueroa

Ramírez

Music Communication Specialist

Musician and public communicator from the University of Guadalajara. Current academic coordinator of the Instituto de Jazz Tónica. She participates as editorial assistant in the academic journal Dialogues on education and coordinates the academic journal of communication, Alofonía. He investigates issues of the current music industry from the political economy of communication. Guitarist at Tesla Pox, violist at Lugh String Quartet, and communication director at Sweet Island Studio. He specializes in the communication of music with a perspective from self-management, independent musicians and the use of new technologies.

Tch. Héctor Manuel Salcedo Becerra

Organ, Improvisation and Musical Forms Specialist

Héctor Salcedo (born 1980 in Jalisco, MEXICO), began his musical studies at the age of eight at the School of Mercy in Ocotlán, Jalisco. In 1998 he obtained a degree in Gregorian Singing and Composition. He continued his studies at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a degree in Composition. He was appointed Musical Director of the “Oratorio de S. Francesco Saverio al Caravita”, he was an assistant organist in the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, as well as a member of the choir "Cappella Giulia" and "Choir of the Vicariate" both in San Pedro.

He has been awarded the First Prize in the International Composition Competition “Associazione Musicale Amici Della Musica Castellana Grotte” (Ba) Third Prize for Improvisation for Organ Competition at the University of Michigan. He was Musical Director and Organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico. Currently he is the musical director and organist of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, IN.

Tch. Eduardo Field Cueva

Audiovisual Production Specialist

Musician and audiovisual producer by the University of Audiovisual Media (CAAV). Video director at Luma Estudio, a creative studio for product, fashion, food and real estate content. Drummer in Tesla Pox, Cinnamon Band and Big Kids. Founder and director of Sweet Island Studio, an audiovisual production company focused on developing content for music creators.

Tch. Paulina Torres Álvarez

Audio Engineering and Production Specialist

Born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Paulina began her musical studies at the early age of 4, with piano lessons. Upon finishing his Baccalaureate studies, he chose to study the Bachelor of Engineering and Production and Audio in Contemporary Popular Music, at the Fermatta Music Academy, having as teachers Luis Zepeda, Juan Carlos Paz y Puente, Mario Santos, Hugo Warholtz, Eliud Hernández , ClauS Mayer and saxophonist Nathalie Braux.
When he finished studying his degree, he went to live in Los Angeles, meeting and living in the musical area with great producers and human beings of the stature of Humberto Gatica among others.

Today he is working and putting all his knowledge in favor of people eager to create their dreams and studying his master's degree in Music business.

Tch. Julián Jiménez Garments

Trumpet Specialist

In 2006 he began his studies under the direction of the Master. Viviana Delgado Víquez at the Municipal Music School of Santa Bárbara de Heredia, in 2010 she entered the Bachelor's Degree in performance and teaching of the trumpet at the National University of Costa Rica by the Master. Johnny Muñoz, which ends in 2017. He currently works as a trumpet teacher in the pre-university program of the National University of Costa Rica, in the Mercedes Norte School of Music and in the La Salle College of Costa Rica.

As a trumpeter, he is currently part of the CCCN Jazz Orchestra with which he won first place in the collage division of the Next Generation Jazz Festival 2019 in Monterey California, Symphony Orchestra of the National University of Costa Rica and as a recording musician in the Gioproducciones studio. He has organized master classes with trumpeters such as Yturvides Vílchez, Pete Rodríguez, Ernesto Núñez.

He has recently participated in different recordings with artists of the stature of Tony Succar, Pablo Gil and Ernesto Núñez.

He is an Artist of the Trumpet Brand B&S MarkneuKirchen at Buffet Crampon Latin America. As a Trumpet Teacher, he has participated as an exponent in festivals in Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and Ecuador. He has participated in shows with artists such as Julio Sabala, Lutherieses, Mal País, Son Sax, Son de Tikizia, Los Tenores, Erick Sánchez and his Orchestra among many others.

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