Vincent De Jesus
Vincent De Jesus is a native of San Antonio, Texas with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico. With over 10 years of classroom experience in a variety of disciplines, including music, design thinking, math, science and creative technology, he’s passionate about serving the community as a teaching artist, musician and education consultant. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Theological Studies from Southwestern University. He currently teaches Music Enrichment, World Percussion, 3D Modeling and Printing, Video Game Design (computer coding) and Design Thinking with organizations such as Music in Schools Today, Leap Arts in Education, TinkerTech, Richmond Arts Center, and Contra Costa College’s Gateway to College program.
As a band leader, composer and multi-percussionist, Vincent is the recipient of the Berkeley Civic Arts’ 2018-2019 Individual Artist Grant for his Latin Soul recording project, which explores the contemporary fusion of Afro-Latin, jazz and soul musical traditions in the Bay Area.