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N. Texas Music Director Receives Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Score a Goal In The Classroom Incentive Program have named Dr. German Augusto Gutierrez the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding Music Teacher in all of North Texas.  The award was presented at the 7:30 p.m. performance of the Fort Worth Symphony on May 14, 2016 at Bass Hall.

The Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award has been established, in his memory, to honor outstanding school employees.  Mr. Friedman, a renowned civic leader, was a strong proponent of challenging students and educators to continuously strive to raise the level of education and excellence of those in positions of serving our children and communities.

Dr. Gutierrez has taught and conducted the most outstanding young North Texas musicians since 2000.  His amazing leadership has helped hundreds of his students to received scholarships and recognition from many of the nation’s top universities.  Under his baton our community’s youth orchestra has achieved exceptional levels of recognition throughout the nation and abroad.

Dr. Gutierrez holds Musico Bachiller and Maestro en Musica degrees from the Tolima Conservatory in Columbia.  He and his wife, Silvia, have two sons, Nicolas and Gabriel.

In addition to the HERO Award, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, presented German with a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation of all that he does for our community’s children.