Musical Development of the student through a concept that integrates performance technique, music theory and group work (ensembles and bands)
MUSIC AFTER SCHOOL
AMERICO BAPTISTA: Singer, composer, arranger, guitarrist, Venezuelan cuatro and mandolin player from Venezuela. Member of the “American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers”. (ASCAP) since 2007. Creator of “The MusiCoach Method” (Copyright, 2005) for music students. Creator and Director of the “World Music Ensembles and Bands” Music Learning Program in Miami, Florida, USA (Currently in progress in the city of Doral and Doral Conservatory School). Winner of many awards such as “National Award Singer” given at the National High School Students of Venezuela (1980), “Golden Voice Award” at UCLA University, in Venezuela (1982), “First Place” at Golden Voice Lisandro Alvarado School in Venezuela (1984), “Award Music Composer” at the XXXI International Fair of Barquisimeto-Venezuela (2002), Recognition from The National Congress of Venezuela as composer of VENEZUELA SERAS LIBRE” (2003). He participated in nine musical recordings with the Venezuelan “Vocal Ensemble Barquisimeto 4” in which he did many International tours and received importants awards; Lyric Composer of the main theme for the International telenovela “Soñar no cuesta nada” recorded in Miami-USA; Guest musician on instructional DVD “Cuatro of Venezuela” by Hernán Gamboa (2008), Finalist composer in the “Miami International Song Festival” (2009) , special guest in the tour “Sonidos de Latinoamerica” with Nicolas Real around 8 cities in USA (2009-2010), Guest Musicians on “Saul Vera Ensemble” (2011), Leo Quintero project (2011), Guest composer in the musical production of Barquisimeto 4 (2011), Guest musician on DVD 2011 “En primera fila” by Franco de Vita (2011) LATIN GRAMMY AWARD, Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Best Long Form Music Video.