Jaime Diaz

Jaime D.

Spokane, WA
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Jaime delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2009

Dear prospective student, I'm J. I compose music for theatre and dance companies as well as teach privately. I've just returned from England, where I completed an MA in electroacoustic composition at The University of Sheffield. I also hold a bachelor's in classical piano from DePauw University and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Music has taken me to many different places! I've worked in NYC, Ghana, England, Canada, and the US West coast. In 2017, I composed and arranged music for "MESSIAH", a two-hour dance showcasing traditional and contemporary sounds. My music has been premiered in NYC and the UK. I hope to share with you the many types of music I've encountered--from Afro-Cuban to English folk.

Currently I am working on my second album of electronic music, freelancing as a composer, and teaching piano and acoustic/electronic composition. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Experience

Co-Producer
Jan 2018 - May 2018
Composer / Computer / Distance

I co-produced a computer music conference aimed at providing a space for marginalized computer musicians to perform and present research. This project was funded in part by an Arts Council England grant.

Sound Designer
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Assistant sound designer for 5 shows including Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" which went to Broadway.

Music Director
May 2010 - Aug 2013
Camp Tamakwa

Musical theatre director. Taught music to kids ages 5-16. Rehearsal and performance pianist.

Education

MA
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
The University of Sheffield
MFA
Feb 2015 - Feb 2017
Vermont College of Fine Arts
BMA
Aug 2009 - May 2013
DePauw University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Petrie Watson Exhibit Grant
Apr 2018
The University of Sheffield
Public Engagement Grant
Mar 2018
The University of Sheffield
Grant for the Arts
Mar 2018
Arts Council England

Affiliations

ASCAP
Feb 2015

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

Performance of electronic music at Terra Alta in Accra, Ghana (Dec. 2018).

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