Oriente Lopez, a three-time Grammy award winner, is joining the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School’s artist-in-residence program next year.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Lopez will be teaching instrumental piano to HoLa’s Middle School students and leading an Open Jazz Studio after school, where students will practice and learn about jazz music in an ensemble setting, the school said in a statement.
“Through HoLa’s artist-in-residence program, HoLa brings highly accomplished artists to work with HoLa students during the academic year. This program is entirely funded by Friends of HoLa, the fundraising arm of HoLa,” HoLa added.
“Music makes students’ imagination travel through a diversity of dierent worlds. Coming to HoLa gives me the opportunity to share with the students my experience as a professional musician, guiding them on their own musical journey. Together, we share emotions that fill our souls and enrich our minds, and best of all, HoLa’s unique program lets us build those experiences in Spanish,” Lopez stated.
Lopez, originally from Havana, Cuba, has been performing internationally for more than 30 years. His compositions and arrangements continue to be recorded and performed by numerous performers throughout the world.
His credits as composer and arranger include score for films and TV, musical theater, classical music, latin popular music, and latin jazz.