Andrés Mendoza is an enthusiastic and energetic music educator. Born in Venezuela, Mr. Mendoza obtained his initial musical instruction through the renowned Venezuelan educational system known as El Sistema. After over a decade of experience as an oboist in the network of national orchestras in Venezuela, he came to the United States and obtained his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Since 2012, Mr. Mendoza has served as a music educator and music director, teaching, conducting, and traveling extensively with his ensembles throughout the US and Canada. He is also actively involved in clinical work, regularly serving as a guest conductor at music festivals around the country.
Mr. Mendoza currently holds a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Central Michigan University as well as SDA Professional Teaching Certification and professional membership with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). His passion in life is to lead students to develop their God-given talents to the fullest while leading them closer to Him, fostering their love and appreciation for music as a form of expression and worship.
The Lord has immeasurably blessed him with a loving wife and two wonderful children.