(Interim) Associate Director of BandsNorthern Arizona University
Jon Gomez is a National Educational Consultant who serves as a Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and Music Celebrations International (MCI), providing services as an educator, guest conductor, clinician, session presenter, and adjudicator. Jon also serves as one of the conductors for the East Valley Youth Symphony in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gomez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1987) and Master's degree in Education Administration (1993) from Arizona State University. He served as Director of Bands and Department Chair for the Performing Arts at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona (2000-2016). He also served as Director of Bands at Coronado High School and as District Team Leader for Bands in the Scottsdale Unified School District (1988-2000).
Jon's programs have earned numerous accolades and have presented notable performances, including: the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, four invitations to the Music For All National Concert Band Festival, Carnegie Hall, and five performances at the Arizona Music Educators Conference.
Jon has written a five-part article series for CSI Connect (2017). As Co-Founder of Synergy Leadership Endeavors, he helped create the video & CD-ROM entitled, "Leadership Success" published by GIA Publications (2004).
Gomez serves on: The Midwest Clinic Advisory Committee, the Country Music Association Music Teacher of Excellence Selection Committee, and on staff with the Summer Marching Academy. In past years, he served on the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association Board.
Jon is a Charter Member of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu (Honorary Band Masters Fraternity). He is also the Recipient of the Arizona State University School of Music Alumni Award and the AMEA O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award.
All those who are fortunate to spend time with Jon Gomez will walk away with an overflowing treasury of positive, pragmatic, powerful ideas that can be easily integrated into their own programs. Jon speaks from his heart, but he backs it up with an exemplary career as one of our nation’s most successful music educators. Jon Gomez is THE REAL DEAL; he is a man of integrity who walks-his-talk. Satisfaction guaranteed…and more!
Tim Lautzenhesier - Cheif Education Development Officer & VP of Education, Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Invite a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician to conduct a rehearsal, honor band, or All-State Festival to engage your students and help your community reach new musical heights.
Planning and preparation is key to successful teaching. This session shares various strategies that are effective when planning for your program. Topics to be discussed include: national and local standards, setting long-term and short-term goals, preparing effective lesson plans, and understanding the importance of knowing your students.
Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care! This session challenges us to go beyond the pedagogy if we expect to create a positive learning environment and impact our students in a meaningful way.