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composer , pre-school educator

Enrique Hank Canez Feldman, American pre-school educator, composer. Fellow, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998—2000; grantee, National Education Association and Arizona Commission Arts, 2003; scholar, University Arizona, 1984-1988.


Feldman, Enrique Hank Canez was born on July 15, 1966 in Tucson. Son of Enrique and Victoria Canez Feldman.


Bachelor of Science of Music Education, University Arizona, 1988. Master of Science of Music Education, University Illinois, 1989. Master in Music Performance, University Illinois, 1990.


Assistant band director University Wisconsin, Madison, 1990—1992. Associate director bands, professor tuba and euphonium University Arizona, Tucson, 1992—1998. Composer, performing artist Tubesia, since 1992.

Director Assessment Technology Inc., 1998—2000. President, director education Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation, since 2000. Director Evolved Learning Inc., since 2003.

Conductor, tubist Sky Island Chamber Musicians, since 2004. Director Galileo training Assessment Technology Inc., Tucson, 1999—2000. Lead trainer Child-Parent Centers, Inc.

Head Start, since 2003, Akron Summit Head Start Program, Arkon, Ohio, since 2003, Charles R. Drew University Medicine Head Start Program, Long Beach and Watts, California, since 2003, Early Harris Learning Center, Birmingham, Alabama, since 2004, Higher Horizons Head Start, Washington District of Columbia, since 2004, Tri-County Head Start, Athens, Ohio, 2001—2004, KnoHoCo Head Start, Coshocton, 2001—2004. Keynote speaker New Jersey Child Care Association, Newark, 2000—2000, Indiana Head Start Association, Indianapolis, 2000—2000. Invited presentation Region 5 Head Start, Detroit, 1999—1999.

Artistic director Low Brass Symposium, Tucson, 1993—1995. Invited jazz improvisation presentation Colorado Music Educators 50th Anniversary State Conference, Colorado Springs, 1996—1996. Invited composer Wheel Time television Series, Los Angeles, since 2004.

Guest conductor Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson, since 2004. Invited presentation/keynote National Association Education Young Children, Washington, since 2005. Keynote speaker Arizona Department Education, Phoenix, since 2005, Division Early Childhood, since 2005.

Invited presentation/keynote speaker The National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, California, 2004—2004. Invited presenter, keynote speaker Hattie Larlham Research Institute, Cleveland, 2004—2004.


  • Achievements include research in Documenting Statistically Validated Outcomes which prove the impact of the Arts and Holistic practices on cognitive development, literacy development, early math development, and social-emotional dev. Artist-in-Residence at the Brevard Music Center. TOURING MUSICIANS with CHICAGO, the Musical 2004.

    First to Founder of the Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation, www.famefoundation.org. First to Founder, Evolved Learning Techniques and Conference, www.evolvedlearning.com. GRAMMY NOMINATION with Ensemble Symphonia for Civil Defense Mort De Omp.

    GRAMMY NOMINATION with Ensemble Symphonia for Civil Defense Symphonia Fantastique. Invited as Original member and current member of classical ensemble Symphonia. Excellence in Performing and Teaching at the University of Arizona awarded on March 4 1994.

    Outstanding Young Executive Award awarded in 1995 to the top 40 Tucson executives under the age of 40. ARTIST-Indiana-RESIDENCE at Interlochen Center for the Arts.


  • Other Work

    • Producer: (compact disc) The Tree and the Wind, (performing artist and arranger) (jazz compact disc) Tubesia, (performing artist and composer/arranger) (ethnic jazz compact disc) Vida Rica, (composer and educator) (children's bi-lingual dvd) Watch, Learn, Do. Musician (vocalist and composer): (featured jazz soloist) ITEC Brass Conference in Riva Del Garda, Italy. Musician: (vocalist and composer/arranger) International Brass Conference (ITEC) Minneapolis, Minnesota, ITEC Brass Conference in Regina, Canada, ITEC Brass Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, ITEC Brass Conference in Budapest, Hungary.


Member, consultant Early Childhood Consortium, Tucson, 2004. Member of Rotary International (fund raising committee 1993-1998), North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, International Tuba Euphonium Association (coordinator jazz coordination 1998—2004).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, gourmet cooking, soccer.


Married Marie Ann Altvater, February 28, 1962. Children: Samantha Isabel, Nicholas Allan.

Enrique Feldman

Victoria Canez Feldman

Marie Ann Altvater

Samantha Isabel Feldman

Nicholas Allan Feldman