Jon Gomez joins the MCI Team as an Educational Consultant and serves as an Educational Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, providing services as a guest conductor, clinician, session presenter, adjudicator, and trusted colleague. He shares leadership and support to educators with his experience in the profession that spans over thirty years and is a firm believer in creating positively life-changing experiences through music!
Mr. Gomez was the Former Director of Bands and Department Chair for the Performing Arts at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona (2000-2016). In prior years, he served as Director of Bands at Coronado High School and as the District Team Leader for Bands in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Through the years, his bands earned numerous accolades and have presented distinguished performances, including the World Expo in Shanghai, China with MCI (2010), multiple invitations to the Music for All National Concert Band Festival (2013, 2007 and 2004), Carnegie Hall (2005), Arizona Music Educators Conference (2012, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2002), and have toured throughout Europe with MCI (1997).
Jon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1987) and Master degree in Education Administration (1993) from Arizona State University. As Co-Founder of Synergy Leadership Endeavors, he helped create and produce the video & CD-ROM entitled, “Leadership Success” published by GIA Publications. In 2018, Jon is releasing a five-part video series through Musician’s Toolkit, entitled, “The Cornerstones of Successful Teaching”.
Gomez is associated with the: The Midwest Clinic Advisory Committee (Member), The Musician’s Toolkit (Board Member and Presenter), Music for All National Band Festival (Host and Past Advisory Member), Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Judge and Past-President/Board Member), Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (Judge), and the Summer Marching Academy (Co-Founder). He is a Charter Member of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu (Honorary Band Masters Fraternity). Jon 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.