Mr. Ismael Garza

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Mr. Ismael Garza

Ismael Garza  is a composer and music educator.  Most recent compositional achievements include honorable mentions for the Percussive Arts Society composition competition with his work for Brass quintet and percussion quartet entitled Like Lead into the Sea (2017), and the International Percussion Institutes Call for Scores (2018) with his marimba solo entitled “Sing in me, Muse”. As a graduate of the University of North Texas Ismael has had the privilege to study under Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, Jose Aponte, Jacob Thiede, and Michael Smith. Aside from his educational accomplishments Ismael is influenced by literature, history, and science.

 As an advocate for music and its importance in global society Ismael believes everyone should have access to a quality musical education. He contributes to this pursuit of equity through his work as a teacher and as a composer. This is his second year as a mariachi director at Terell Wells and Kingsborough Middle School. 

 if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Mr. Garza through his district email : ismael.garza@harlandale.net