Performance Department Manager
Jon Gomez serves as the Performance Department Manager at MCI after having been actively involved in the music educational profession for over thirty years as an educator, guest conductor, clinician, session presenter, adjudicator, and trusted colleague. He continues to serve the music profession-industry in numerous capacities and is a firm believer in creating positively life-changing experiences through music!
Jon was the 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 students earned numerous accolades and have performed at multiple national and international events, including the World Expo in Shanghai, China with MCI (2010), the Music for All National Concert Band Festival (2013, 2007 and 2004), Carnegie Hall (2005), Arizona Music Educators Conference (2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016), and have toured throughout Europe with MCI (1997).
Gomez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master degree in Education Administration from Arizona State University. He is associated with multiple organizations, including The Midwest Clinic Advisory Committee (Member), Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Judge and Past President/Board Member), Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (Judge), Tempe Wind Ensemble (Past Member). 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), the Recipient of the Arizona State University School of Music Alumni Award, and the AMEA O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award.