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Eric Jimenez
Eric Jimenez

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Eric Jimenez, Assistant Director of Bands at Prairie View A&M University, has revitalized several band programs throughout the Houston area. His music programs increased student participation, morale, earned Division I and “Best in Class” ratings at UIL and numerous other festivals.

He is the recipient of Hamilton Middle School’s Teacher of the Year award in 2012, LULAC—League of United Latin American Citizens—Educator of the Year in 2015, a GRAMMY Educational Award for his work at Davis High School in 2015, Prairie View A&M University’s top 40 under 40 in 2016, Yamaha’s top 40 under 40 in 2021. He is an active podcaster, clinician, mentor, and consultant for arts education programs within the Houston area and Texas.

Eric is a 2009 graduate of Prairie View A&M University and earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2014. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, and honorary member Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.