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January Online Meet Up

with Luis Santiago, January 25, 1PM ET

  • Online

Service Description

This month's special guest is Luis Santiago, a percussionist, educator and military band commander. Luis Javier Santiago Sierra is a native of Yauco, Puerto Rico and a professional musician with nearly 30 years of experience. His professional career started at 17 years old when he joined the US Army as a percussionist with the 248th Army Band of the Puerto Rico National Guard. In 2006, he was commissioned as a US Army Warrant Officer and since he has commanded the 248th Army Band, the 319th Army Band, and currently the 78th Army Band. Additionally, he served as Music Professor at the University of Puerto Rico where he taught Marching and Concert Band, and served as Marching Band Director for the Office of Youth Affairs of Puerto Rico. Prior to joining Boston University where he currently teaches, he worked at Berklee College of Music as an Assistant Director of Admissions for the Americas, Assistant Director of Global Programs, and as Military Affairs Representative-Berklee Online. During his time at Berklee, he developed and managed the Berklee Latino program conducted in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile which focused on performance, songwriting, and production workshops. Luis Javier is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a BM in Professional Music and holds a MMus in Songwriting from Bath Spa University, UK.

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