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FEDUJAZZ Hosts Music Therapy Workshop in Santo Domingo

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Music Therapy Workshop, The Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo has invited Musicians and Educators Patricia Zarate Pérez, Talia Girton, and Marco Pignataro to present an Introduction to Music Therapy Seminar. This two-day event features several panels and discussions curated by Musician and Educator Patricia Zarate Pérez. The presentation is an extension of the FEDUJAZZ Music Education workshops for the local community and will be held September 15-16, 2017 at The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

More about our esteemed presenters: 

Patricia Zarate Pérez 

Born and Raised in Chile, Patricia Zarate went to the United States at the age of 20. Patricia holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from New York University. She has taught private saxophone Instruction as a Teaching Assistant at Howard University in Washington DC, and Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland. Patricia has performed as a professional saxophonist with a variety of bands, including with The Patricia Zarate Trio, in diverse settings in the US and Latin America. She currently works as a board member for the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, is Director of Education and Scholarships for the Danilo Pérez Foundation, and is the Executive Director of the Panama Jazz Festival.

Talia Girton

A Board-Certified Music Therapist and Educator, Talia currently works as a Music Therapy Consultant for the Music Therapy Center of Panama, part of the Danilo Perez Foundation. She has experience working with English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and bilingual clients in the United States and Latin America. She conducted Post Graduate Studies at the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Arts, Music Therapy, and Spanish at the University of Louisville.

Marco Pignataro

Marco Pignataro is a talented saxophonist, composer, educator, and columnist of Jazz originally from Bologna, Italy. He has performed extensively in Europe and America at jazz festivals and international music venues.  Marco is the former Director of the Department of Music of the Jazz and the Caribbean and the Chair of Jazz Saxophone at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. During his stay at the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico, he developed the jazz saxophone curriculum, founded and directed the CMPR Jazz Faculty Ensemble and co-founded the bachelor’s degree in music in jazz and Caribbean music studios. Marco Pignataro is the Managing Director of Berklee Global Jazz Institute and serves as Artistic Advisor to the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival and FEDUJAZZ.

For more information, please contact FEDUJAZZ by email, or call the office 809-571-9350.