Mr. Gutierrez

Welcome to Choir and General Music!!

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Dear Parents:

I am thrilled to teach music this school year at ZCMS!! It is so exciting that our school will now include choir and general music as part of the curriculum. On this webpage, you will find tabs that are linked to our general music and choir classrooms. There, you will be able to follow what we are learning in class as well as any updates throughout the school year. Please keep an eye and ear out for updates regarding choir as this year we will be pioneering a new choir program!

I look forward to meeting with each of you during conferences in November, if not sooner! Please feel free to maintain an open line of communication via email at mgutierrez@zion6.org.

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About Mr. Gutierrez:

Hello! I’m Mr. Gutierrez and I teach 7th and 8th grade General Music and Choir here at ZCMS! My family and I are from Chicago but grew up in Round Lake Beach and went to Round Lake High School. It wasn’t until high school that I decided to join theatre and choir, were my passion for music and teaching developed. After high school, I attended Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!!) where I received my Bachelors Degree in Music Education with a choral specialization. While at ISU, I had the opportunity to travel to NYC and perform at Carnegie Hall on a choir tour! I’ve had opportunities to direct two musicals while in college as well maintain my own voice and piano studio where I taught students ranging from 9 to 40 years old.

Since high school, I’ve been in eight musical and play productions, including having a lead role in an opera at Illinois State. I have also played in the orchestra pit for five musicals: Little Shop of Horrors (guitar); The Grunch: A New Children’s Musical (piano); Dorothy in Wonderland (piano); Loves Labours Lost (piano, synthesizer, guitar); and Tarzan the Musical (piano, synthesizer).

Lastly, what do I enjoy doing outside of music? I really enjoy cooking (huge Alton Brown and Food Network fan!), being outdoors (camping, etc.), and traveling…in fact, I’ve visited Spain (twice), France, Monaco, Italy, Morocco, Germany, and Costa Rica!