Juan Tony Guzmán is a conductor, composer, arranger, and music educator from the Dominican Republic. Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and associate professor of music education at Luther College.
He has conducted all-state, honor festivals, recording studio ensembles, shows, summer camps choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, and orchestras in several countries during the past thirty years. An active arranger, Guzmán has written many arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American music, some of which are published by Boosey & Hawkes and Oxford University Press. Recent clinics and presentations include the Dominican Republic National System of Youth Orchestras, the World Choral Symposium, the Music Educators National Conference, Associação de Regentes de Corais do Brasil, The Association of British Choral Directors, the Scottish Association for Music Education, and the Festival 500 in Canada, among others.
Guzmán holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and a degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Guzmán received a bachelor’s degree from Luther College, and a master’s degree from Florida State University in music education. While attending Florida State, he also received a certificate in pedagogy of music theory. He frequently serves as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in national and international festivals.