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Gustavo Briceno

Gustavo Briceno is a music teacher at PS 68 in the Bronx with Education Through Music. He graduated from Purchase College at SUNY Conservatory of Music with his Master of Music degree under Deborah Buck. He joined the Symphoria’s violin section in 2016, and plays with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he teaches at UpBeat …

Jorge Quezada

Jorge Quezada currently teaches K-5 General Music and Band at P.S. 359. He is a graduate student from the Conservatory of Music at Cuny Brooklyn College, where he received his Bachelor in Music Performance and Music Education.  He is a trained opera singer, being featured in productions and concerts around New York State, and well as …

Xiomara Nino

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Xiomara Niño is a choral conductor, musician, and educator based in New York City. She holds an A.A.S in Fine Arts from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Music Education from CUNY Queens College and a M.A in Community Education from Goddard College. This is Xiomara’s 7th year teaching music in the NYC …

Ryan McTernan

Ryan McTernan earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from New York University and is entering his third year of teaching in NYC Public Schools. Before working with Education Through Music, Ryan spent two years teaching music in a high school in the North Bronx. Ryan is primarily a trombone player and tenor singer, and …

Elijah Thomas

Elijah Thomas is a music educator originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a proud product of the School District of Philadelphia and an alumnus of Temple University, where he received both his undergraduate degree in Jazz Arranging & Composition and Master of Music in Music Education from the nationally-renowned Esther Boyer College of Music & …