February 12, 2013
For the past several months Juan has been a resident artist with the Conservatory Lab Charter School’s El Sistemaprogram in Boston working with clarinet and woodwind players. Students in El Sistema receive free orchestral instruction for three hours each day, integrated into their academic program. Juan finds the experience very inspiring and the work very demanding.
When Juan is not at school he is finishing a Master’s degree in Modern American music at Longy School of Music of Bard College and continuing his clarinet studies. He is also preparing the arrangements for a new album of Latin American music with some jazz influence as well. Most exciting for Juan is the positive reception of the two pieces he wrote that were published about a year ago. They are being performed in Mexico and around the USA. Follow this link for the music http://www.rceditions.com/item.php?id=3060030