A conductor, composer, arranger, and music educator from the Dominican Republic, Juan Tony Guzmán is currently director of the jazz program and professor of music at Luther College.
Guzmán is a sought-after conductor of all-state and honor choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, and symphony orchestras across the United States and frequently serves as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator at festivals across North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has recently done clinics and presentations for 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.
An active arranger, Guzmán is known for his arrangements of Caribbean and Latin American music, some of which are published by Boosey & Hawkes and Oxford University Press.
Guzmán holds a Ph.D. in music education, a certificate in pedagogy of music theory, and a master's degree in music education from Florida State University. He has a bachelor of arts in music education from Luther College and a degree in electromechanical engineering from the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic.