2-time Latin Grammy winner Mariano Dugatkin enjoys international recognition as an award winning composer, producer, pianist, & bandoneonist.
He studied Music Composition at the National University of Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina (UNA), got his Teaching Credential in Music at California State University Northridge (CSUN), and currently, works towards a Master's degree in Music Education at ADAMS State University, Colorado.
During the week Mariano Dugatkin is known as "Mr D" while he rejoices in teaching orchestra for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Concert Band: Level 3
Performed by 8th grade Concert Band
Conducted by Mr. Dugatkin
Walter Reed Middle School
North Hollywood, CA
In the Classroom
La Bamba - Beginning Ensemble
Fly me to the Moon - Beginning Clarinet
Music is known as an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time in such a way as to produce beauty.
However, with more than 25 years of experience as a professional musician and 14 as a music educator, I can assert that music is much more than a cultural and aesthetic experience. I consider music as, what I call, the Art of Agreement, and that is my motto as a music educator.