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Oscar Valverde

Country Day School - Oscar Valverde

Performing Arts Coordinator / Band Program Director

I was born in Pérez Zeledón, San José Costa Rica in 1988. I began my music studies at the age of 9 at the School of Symphonic Music of Pérez Zeledón with the saxophone. I studied at the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica where I obtained a bachelor's degree, then obtained a License degree in Music Education at the Open University of Costa Rica.

Since 2011 I have been studying jazz and classical music at universities such as Snow College (Utah) and Ball State (Indiana).

I am currently director of the big band program of the National Institute of Music, School of Symphonic Music of Pérez Zeledón and the symphonic band's program at Country Day School Costa Rica. Also as a professional saxophonist, I am part of the groups Rumba Jam (Latin Jazz), Saxurbano (Saxophone Quartet). Since 2009 I collaborate as cultural manager of the program "Promising Artist of 20th Century" of the Costa Rican Cultural Center of North America and the U.S Embassy in Costa Rica.