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Jean Gómez

Director of Orchestral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Arts
Music Program
Office
Wagner Noel Room 184

Music Program

Department of Arts

 

English:

Jean Gómez

Dr. Jean Gómez started his early studies in his native Costa Rica where he earned his bachelor’s in music at the Free University of Costa Rica. In 2015, he moved to the U.S. to pursue his master’s degree in instrumental conducting and viola performance from Truman State University, Missouri, under the supervision of Dr. Sam McClure. In 2020, he earned his doctoral degree in instrumental conducting and minoring in piano under the direction of Mr. Mark Cedel at the University of Georgia. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Texas Permian Basin.

Gómez served as violinist and violist for the Cartago Symphony Orchestra, University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra, Manuel Maria Gutierrez Symphony Orchestra, OJCA (Young Central America Symphony Orchestra), Truman University Symphony Orchestra, and Athens Symphony Orchestra. For seven years, he taught at the Paraiso School of Music, and several music schools around Costa Rica, where he served as piano, violin, and viola professor as well as director of orchestra, band and choir activities. He has performed in Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italy and the United States.

As a conductor, he has worked with the University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra, Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, UGA Philharmonia, Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, UTPB Philharmonic Orchestra, as well fomenting contemporary music working with Uncommon Practice Ensemble. During the summer of 2019, he was part of the faculty in the UGA music program in Italy, teaching conducting and working with different ensembles. Gomez has received masterclasses with Giuseppe Bruno, Ricardo Vargas, Carl St. Clair, Robert Gifford, Daniel Bara, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Mario Lamberto, Vittorio Parisi, Paulo Ferrara, Osmo Vänskä, and Benjamin Zander.

Spanish:

Jean Gómez

El Dr. Jean Gómez empieza su formación musical en la Escuela Municipal de Música de Paraíso en Costa Rica. Se gradúa de bachiller en educación musical de la Universidad Libre de Costa Rica. En el 2015, viaja a Estados Unidos a estudiar su máster en Dirección Instrumental y Viola de Truman State University, Missouri, bajo la supervisión del Dr. Sam McClure. En el 2020, obtiene su doctorado en dirección instrumental bajo la dirección de Mark Cedel en la Universidad de Georgia. Actualmente, se desempeña como Profesor Asistente y Director de Actividades Orquestales en la Universidad de Texas Permian Basin.

Gómez ha sido violinista y/o violista de la Orquesta Municipal de Cartago, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Orquesta Manuel María Guitiérrez, Orquesta Juvenil Centroamericana, Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, y Athens Symphony Orchestra. Por siete años, se desempeñó como docente en la Escuela Municipal de Música de Paraíso y varias escuelas de música en Costa Rica, como profesor de piano, violín y viola, pero también como director de orquesta, banda y coro. Se ha presentado en escenarios en Panamá, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, México, Guatemala, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italia y los Estados Unidos.

Durante el verano de 2019, Jean Gómez fue parte de la facultad de la Universidad de Georgia para el programa en Italia, dando clases de dirección y trabajando con diferentes ensambles. Gómez ha recibido clases maestras con Giuseppe Bruno, Ricardo Vargas, Carl St. Clair, Robert Gifford, Daniel Bara, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Mario Lamberto, Vittorio Parisi, Paulo Ferrara, Osmo Vänskä y Benjamin Zander.

Last Updated: 10/19/2020