Curriculum Vitae - English


Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe
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2005                        Master of Arts in Music
with emphasis in Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy 
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Summa Cum Laude

2002                        Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Summa Cum Laude

2000                        Associate in Arts
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, USA

1999-2001            Additional studies at Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA


                        Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy                        Jazz Large Ensembles
                        Clarinet Performance/Pedagogy                        Jazz History
                        Flute Performance/Pedagogy                                    Music Lecture
                        Oboe Pedagogy                                                Teachers Recruitment
                        Jazz and Classical Woodwinds                         Students Recruitment
Chamber Performance                                    Festival Management
Chamber Coaching                                                Program Development
                        Jazz Improvisation                                                Program Administration
Jazz/Classical Theory                                                Program Adviser
                        Jazz Arranging                                                Events Organization
                        Jazz Pedagogy                                                            Team Leader
                        Music Technology                                                Fundraising
                        Jazz Combos


July  2011/12        Saxophone, theory and big band conductor at the first international band camp of    LeBAM. Baskinta, Lebanon.

June 2012            Teaching with YES Academy (American Voices) in Dohuk and Kirkuk, Iraq.

April 2011/12            Saxophone, Improvisation, Combos and Big Band at Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the YES Academy program.

Dec. 2010 –
July 2012            Lecturer and research method for Nepal Music Educators’ Society in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The 20-month program graduated 15 students in July 2012.

April 2011            Saxophone, Improvisation, Combos and Big Band at Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the YES Academy program.

August 2010            Saxophone and theory teacher for LeBAM (Lebanese Band Association for Music). Beit Meri, Lebanon.

June-August              Touring with YES Academy in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in the Jazz Department together with Dr. Gene Aitken. Teaching jazz combos, music theory, jazz history, saxophone, clarinet, flute, improvisation.
May             Saxophone, Improvisation, Combos teacher at YES Academy in Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand.

February 2009            Music teacher and judge at SAISA, a competition of South Asian American Schools.

June  2008            Founder and Conductor of the first Big Band in Nepal, KJC Big Band,
                        with 18 musicians.

June 2007-
Dec 2010            Founder and Director of Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, the first music school dedicated to Jazz music in South Asia,

May 2007            Guest lecturer and teacher at Centro de Cultura Musical de Campos (CCMC), Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lecture about Jazz and Improvisation and workshops on saxophone, flute and clarinet. Private lessons. Concert with the CCMC’s faculty.

2006-2007            Private Teacher and guest instructor in Kathmandu, Nepal.

2001-2005          Graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory I and II, Saxophone Quartet                               
                        and Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble director.

2002-2006            Teacher at TOPS Music Summer Camp teaching basic improvisation music theory, music history, and to play different instruments to students from age 5 to 17.

1999-2001            Instructor of saxophone, flute and clarinet at Backstage Music  Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA.

1994-1995            Middle/High School Music Teacher at Pedro Salazar Public School, Madrid, Spain.


Sept. 2007 -
Today                        Director of Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.  In charge of 18 faculty and
                        8 staff and 380 students.

Dec. 2010            Director/Adviser NMES-DANIDA’s Empowering Music Teacher Through Education.  An education program for music teachers in Kathmandu, Nepal.

April 2009          Musical director and Organizer of Chevrolet Miles Music Festival, the continuation     of Nepal Jazz Jatra.  A 9-day music festival with workshops, lectures, concerts and fusion between cultures.

March 2008        Musical Director, Founder and Organizer of Nepal Jazz Jatra, a music festival to promote Nepali music and musicians.

June                     Founder of NMES (Nepal Music Educator’s Society).

August                 Founder of KatJazz Records and KatJazz Studio Recording.

2004-2005            Director and organizer of the first Jazz Summer Camp at FAU,                                
                        Boca Raton, FL, USA.


2012                      Producer, composer, arranger and performer of the record: Thaís Por Tangos

2011                      Co-producer of the Nepali record Nepali Ho: Contemporary and Traditional                                   Music of Nepal.

2010            Finland Tour with his band UrJazz, final performance at World Village Festival.

2006-2011            Performing and recording with different Hindustani groups and artists from Nepal such as Sukarma, Navaraj Gurung, Roshan Sharma.

2008-2010            Backing up artist coming to Nepal such as Sachal Vasandani (US jazz singer), Chris Poulsen Trio (Australia), Jeremy Borthwick (Australian trombonist), Tigramuna (Australian Latin Jazz)

2005-2007            Artist in Jazzmandu playing concerts and doing clinics.

2006-2007            Touring India, Australia and Bhutan with the Nepali band Stupa

2007                        Concerts with CCMC’s faculty in Campos, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

2001-2005            Alto Saxophone with the Florida Wind Ensemble conducted by Dr. George Sparks, many of the members where from the former Florida Philarmonic Orquestra. 

2002-2005            Alto Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet with the Jazz Rats Big Band.

2002            Bass Clarinet with Orquesta Binacional Merida-Miami under the direction of Maestro Eduardo Dias-Muñoz, Merida, Mexico.

2001            Performance at Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland with MDCC Band.

2000            Soprano and Tenor Saxophones with Orquesta Binacional Merida-Miami under the direction of Maestro Miguel Perez Concha.

1995            Alto sax with Oripando Gipsy, a flamenco group.

1992-1994            Alto Saxophone with Big Band Contrapass organized by Comunidad de Madrid.


2003 Dean’s Public Service Commendation Award

2000 Honor Music Award from Miami Dade College (MDC)


1997              MDC General Honor’s Scholarship, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, USA.

1998              William L. McKnight Music Scholarship, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, USA.

2000               Florida International University Community College Music Honor’s Scholarship.

2000               Florida Atlantic University Music Scholarship.
2000-2002      Maestro Mark Azzolina Music Scholarship, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

2001-2005      Mr. Shoaf Private Scholarship, West Palm Beach, FL, USA.

1999&2001    Jamey Aebersold scholarship to attend the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Summer Camp in Kentucky, USA.


Consultant for BlueFrog in Mumbai, India, to start a music school.  Preparation of curriculum, finding teachers, organizer, in April 2010.

Feature in book Les Aventuriers de la Culture, Guide de la Diversite Culturelle edited by the French Government in 2008.  Mariano was recognized on page 42 by his musical project in Nepal

Musical Director, Organizer, Founder of Nepal Jazz Jatra 2008, a music festival dedicated to the diversity between East and West musical styles and concentrated to highlight Nepali musicians.

Musical Director of Jazzmandu 2007.

Director, coordinator and administrator of the first Florida Atlantic University Jazz Festival.  A festival with more than ten performances and master classes with more than 40 people to coordinate.  Some of the top musicians were Bobby Shew, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Mike Stern.

President of the FAU Jazz Club for four years.  The club had 79 members and was dedicated to promote Jazz in West Palm Beach County and at FAU.  The club offered many jazz master classes by the top US jazz players through out the academic years.


Director of Jazz Education Abroad from 2012
Member of International Society for Music Education from 2010
Founder Director of Nepal Music Education Society from 2008
Member of Golden Key International Honor Society from 2002
Member of Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) from 2002
Member of International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) from 1999


Dr. Gene Aitken, Professor Emeritus
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Greeley, CO.
970-330-3881 (Office)
970-301-9355 (Mobile)

Dr. Heather Coltman, Director
Florida Atlantic University
Music Department
Boca Raton, FL.
561-706-9443 (Mobile)

Dr. Michael Di Liddo, Director of Jazz Studies
Miami Dade College
Music Department
Miami, FL.
Phone: 305-237-3930 (Office)

Dr. Tim Walters, Director of Jazz Studies
Florida Atlantic University
Music Department
Boca Raton, FL.
Phone: 561-297-3824 (Office)