Open Auditions!

Caliente the flagship performing ensemble of Diaz Music Institute (DMI) is holding auditions for all chairs in preparation for a Main Event performance at the prestigious 2016 Midwest Clinic on December 14, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

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John LaPorta Jazz Educator of Year!

Diaz Music Institute's Founder and Artistic Director, Jose Antonio Diaz wins John LaPorta Jazz Educator of Year! This award is named after a legendary jazz educator who served as a distinguished professor at Berklee College of Music.

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Music classes for kids ages 4 thru 11 will begin January 19, 2016.

Music classes for kids ages 4 thru 11 will begin January 19, 2016. Kids will enjoy learning music thru singing, dancing, and drum circles. Check our website often for updates!

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How We Help Kids?

Students are taught the importance of leadership, excellence, discipline and education with emphasis on inclusion and diversity. These values are taught through: Teaching students to set and achieve high goals Developing leadership and mentoring skills Build confidence and self-esteem Mentor program for students Nurture students thru an outreach program with strong musical substance Summer workshops that give students direct contact with many of Latin music’s greatest performers