• Camelback's “Bomba Espartanos" and Maryvale's "Mariachi Panteras de Oro" have been selected to perform at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference this year. We are very excited to present world music to our Arizona colleagues and educate to the wonderful things that are happening in PXU!  Congratulations to Mr. Joe Goglia (Camelback), Mr. Michael Domingues (Maryvale), and their respective students for this outstanding recognition!  


    01/28/22 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    AzSGM Showcase

    Bomba Espartanos - Joe Goglia


    Bomba Espartanos is a group of select musicians from Camelback High School's World Percussion Ensemble They have been training specifically in Bomba styles from Puerto Rico. Bomba is a genre that includes singing, dancing, and drumming. Through our World Percussion Ensemble, these students have had the opportunity to connect to a culture and musical genre that more closely resembles their own ancestry and languages. Bomba Espartanos is proud to present a performance that will encourage crowd participation, as Bomba is first and foremost, community music. Thank you, and enjoy.

    Originally from Barnegat, New Jersey, Joe Goglia has been living in Tempe, Arizona since 2002. Upon moving to Arizona, he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University, where he was under the direction of Dr. J.B. Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, and Dom Moio. Joe also holds his Master's degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz (also from ASU), under the direction of Michael Kocour. In addition to formal education, Joe has had the opportunity to study with a variety of instructors in the folkloric field, including: Scott Kettner, Mark Lamson, Dudu Fuentes, Ailton Nunes, Julie Hill, Alberto “Beto” Torrens, Rafael Maya, Marien Torres, Ivelisse Diaz, Ruy Lopez-Nussa Lekszycky, and Cachete Maldonado y Los Majaderos. Currently, Joe is the Director of Instrumental and Digital Music at Camelback High School. His duties at Camelback include Band, World Percussion Ensemble, and Music Technology. Not only an educator, Joe is also a seasoned performer. He works as a freelance musician with a variety of performing artists around town. He is also the director of Samba de Cavalo and Grupo BombAZo. These two groups specialize in music from the African Diaspora that developed in the Americas. Joe can always be seen with Boom! Percussion on trash cans or marching drums. As an active member of the Percussive Arts Society for many years, Joe has served as Arizona Chapter Vice President and President for the chapter. Joe proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Mapex/Majestic Percussion, MEINL Percussion, and Remo drumheads.


    AzSGM Showcase

    Mariachi Panteras de Oro

    - Mike Dominguez


    The Maryvale Mariachi Ensemble began in 2010 and up until 2015 was primarily a class that performed at campus events and activities, as well as bi-annual concerts. In 2015 Mariachi Panteras de Oro was conceived under the direction Mike Dominguez. The founding members of the group not only created the name of the ensemble, but they were also responsible for creating a logo and branding themselves as a fully functioning Mariachi Ensemble. Today, Mariachi students can audition to be in this select group of young musicians that performs for and represents the Maryvale community.

    Mike Dominguez earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from New Mexico State University, and his Masters in Ed Leadership degree from Northern Arizona University. He has taught elementary, middle and high school band, orchestra and Mariachi in the valley since 2003. Under the leadership or Mr. Dominguez, Maryvale's Mariachi Panteras de Oro has been invited to perform for The Arizona School Board Association, American Heart Association, Arizona Latino School Board Association, The Arizona State Senate, as well as many weddings, parties and anniversaries.




    01/29/22 - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

    The Business of Music Education

    - Matt Bock


    This session will cover the various aspects of ordering and managing your relationship with your music vendors. We will talk about how to manage POs, insights into purchasing decisions, and perspectives on the state of the music business as it pertains to practicing educators.

    Born in New York, raised in New Jersey, and loving life in the East Valley of Arizona, Matt Bock has been serving music students in a variety of capacities since 2002. After teaching high school music for 14 years, he took 5 years away from the classroom to work in school services at Music and Arts before returning to North High School. He brings a new perspective to the classroom after years in the corporate machine. An active tuba player, Matt resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Jenn and their dog Lady.