Adrian O. Rodriguez
Breakout Session Speaker - Online Event
Adrian O. Rodriguez (He/Him) is a conductor, educator, and scholar working to widen the circle of community and inclusion in music and music education. He currently serves as Educational Events Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement and Chorus Director of the Music Advancement Program at The Juilliard School. He brings a decade of experience as a public school music teacher in Houston, Texas. Equally at home with adult choruses, Adrian also led community choral music ensembles throughout Texas, including as founding Director of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Associate Conductor of International Voices Houston multicultural choir, and Director of Music for Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. Adrian has presented lectures and workshops at Michigan State University, the University of Houston, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Choral Directors Association. He currently serves as Chair of Culturally Responsive Pedagogies for the National Association of Music Education-Texas. Adrian is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he studies how values and ideals shape music institutions, communities, and leaders. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Houston and his Master of Music Education in Choral Pedagogy from the Westminster Choir College.
This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)