Jacob Gutierrez

Jacob G.

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Percussion lessons will be primarily focused on coaching audition materials/repertoire, and techniques.

I can help students in the areas of orchestral percussion, marching drumline, mallet instruments, percussion ensemble, and more!

About Jacob G.

Percussionist, educator, and administrative leader Jacob Gutierrez is crafting a career model of a true 21st century musician. With experience ranging from his touring percussion trio to performances at the Kennedy Center, Gutierrez is charting a career path of entrepreneurialism in tandem with award-winning musicianship.

Gutierrez is most known for his work in cultivating the percussion repertoire, creating evocative concert experiences that both entertain and educate. To this end, he and his two brothers co-founded 3G Percussion, a percussion trio that has toured in Texas and across Canada, and has been featured on multiple Texas radio and press outlets. 3G was also the anointed Guest Ensemble at the 2018 Space City New Music Festival, where he gave the world premiere of Marcus Maroney’s “Escape,” in addition to sixteen other works by composers from around the United States, Mexico, and Germany.

Outside 3G, Gutierrez remains active in soliciting new music—he is a member of several consortiums to commission new works. His career includes performances of percussion’s most celebrated works, including Kaija Saariaho’s “Six Japanese Gardens”, Joseph Schwantner’s “Velocities”, and Alejandro Vinao’s “Book of Grooves”.

Looking to make as deep an impact as possible for the artistic community, Mr. Gutierrez also serves as Artistic Director of Space City Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as an educational resource for emerging artists. Now based in Baltimore, Gutierrez is pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute under renowned percussionist Robert Van Sice. Gutierrez holds a Bachelor of Music diploma in Education and Performance from the University of Houston, and a Master of Music diploma from Peabody.

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Experience

Sartartia Middle School
Aug 2016 - May 2017

Private Lesson Teacher

Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2013 - May 2015

James E. Taylor High School

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma - Percussion Performance
Aug 2019 - Present

Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Master of Music - Percussion Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Music - Percussion Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016

University of Houston

Bachelor of Music - Music Education
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016

University of Houston

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Certification
Aug 2019

University of Houston

TExES EC-12 Music Certification
Dec 2016

University of Houston

Awards

Fred Sanford High Percussion Award
Aug 2013

Drum Corps International

Affiliations

Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2014
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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