Teaching

Arthur Hernandez is presently Assistant Professor of Music and Co-Coordinator of the Music Program at El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas.  As an instructor, his primary responsibilities include teaching the four semester series of music theory and sight-singing/dictation courses and teaching music appreciation.  As the Co-Coordinator of the Music Program, his duties and responsibilities include overseeing all administrative aspects of the music program.

For eleven years he taught at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, managing and overseeing the entire music program, teaching music composition, music theory, and music appreciation. He also founded Concerts@Capital, an eclectic music concert series which showcased a vast variety of music artists and ensembles.

Beginning in 1985 as a young piano instructor in El Paso, Texas, Arthur Hernandez has enjoyed a long and successful career in music education.  He has literally taught all levels of music, from beginning piano, singing, and musicianship for children, to graduate level composition and music theory courses.  His teaching and pursuit of education has taken him throughout the United States.

Hernandez believes that teaching is a fundamental part of being a creative music artist. A major element which feeds the artistic life-force is the charge to pass on what one knows, what one has been given, and what one has experienced, to succeeding generations of musicians.  Dr. Hernandez considers this responsibility an honor and a privilege, and relishes each opportunity to work with fellow younger musicians in this capacity.  The great American composer Donald Erb repeatedly said throughout his teaching career that, “teaching is an act of love.”  Arthur Hernandez completely agrees with this sentiment.

 

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