Hal Leonard is excited to announce that Eric Jiminez has joined their education team as Account Manager – Education Technology. In this role, Eric will focus on serving school districts with the resources, curriculum, technology, methods, repertoire, and professional development that Hal Leonard has to offer.
Eric Jimenez has been revitalizing music programs throughout the Houston area for over 12 years, earning Division I and “Best in Class” ratings at UIL and numerous other festivals. He is the recipient of Hamilton Middle School’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2012, LULAC- League of United Latin American Citizens – Educator of the Year in 2015, a GRAMMY Educational Award for his work at Davis HS in 2015, Prairie View A&M University’s top 40 under 40 in 2016, and Yamaha’s top 40 under 40 in 2021. He is a co-host of The Score Podcast and a clinician, mentor, and consultant for arts education programs throughout the United States. Eric is a 2009 graduate of Prairie View A&M University and earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2014. He is a current board member of the Houston Music Advisory Board and CMA Foundation.
“Eric’s extensive experiences in the classroom, along with his deep knowledge and passion for music education, make him a perfect fit for our team,” says John Mlynczak, VP of Music Education & Technology for Hal Leonard. “We are excited to further our music education offerings to support the needs of all students and know that Eric will be a great representative for us.”
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