Ms. Amy Rangel

Ms Amy Rangel

Ms. Rangel is serving in her sixteenth year as the Director of Instrumental Music at Glendale High School and her nineteenth year as a public school educator. Ms. Rangel teaches  Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands as well as Symphonic and String Orchestras. She emphasizes student leadership, responsibility, and artistry in her program through the teaching of music. In 2003, Ms. Rangel’s Symphonic Orchestra and Jazz Combo performed at the Kennedy Center after GHS was awarded the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction award. Ms. Rangel has also received the Bravo award from the L.A. Music Center and is Grammy Nominated.

Current grants awarded GHS include the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Lexus Pursuit for Potential, a partnership with Southwest Chamber Music Association, and YOMP with the Los Angeles Philharmonic 2011-2013. Ms. Rangel has organized collaboration opportunities with many professional musicians and organizations including: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Arturo Sandoval, sitar/tabla player Sandip Burman, conductor Rachel Worby, CSULA/CSUN/USC professors and ensembles, Loris Tjeknavorian, and The U.S. Coast Guard Band. Ms. Rangel studied both violin and saxophone at Western Michigan University earning a BM in Music Education in 1998 and studied conducting at California State University, LA earning a MM in Instrumental Conducting in 2008.