Our assistant director: Paulo Gomes
holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Boston University
received the Departmental Honor Award for outstanding achievement, studying with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose and Craig Smith.
In fall of 2009, he
Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Houston
under the guidance of Dr. Hausmann.
Mr. Gomes is the Assistant Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus and the Moores School of Music Choral Artists.
Mr. Gomes has served as a visiting professor of Director of Choral Activities at Clark University and Worcester State College in Massachusetts.
He has also been a long-time music educator in Massachusetts, Texas and Brazil.
In 2003 Mr. Gomes
was awarded Teacher of the Year by his
faculty peers at Worcester Public Schools
He has also lectured for Massachusetts ACDA on Brazilian choral music and served as choir director/organist in the Northeast of the USA.
has conducted the Boston University Concert Choir and Women's Chorale, UMass Concert Choir, Worcester State Chorale, and Clark University
has prepared the Worcester State Chorus for the Verdi Requiem presented by the Choruses of Worcester Consortium
at Mechanics Hall.
served also as an assistant conductor of the UMass Wind Ensemble
and Symphony Band in 2004 under the guidance of Dr. Laura Rexroth.
Originally from Brazil, Mr. Gomes
has conducted in his
country, Italy and the United States.
In 1992 he
received a second prize on the "Premio Vicenzo Valenti" conducting the orchestra and choir Josquino Salépico in Molffetta City, Italy.
Mr. Gomes is a member of American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, and the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda.