Our Teaching Team
At College Park High School, the Instrumental Music Program is directed by a team of music teachers and coaches. Students receive instruction once per week from our coaches in the four main families of instruments; woodwinds, strings, brass & percussion. Click on the pictures below to read about our Director and Coaches.
The 2022-2023 academic year is Mr. Jiménez’ 12th year at College Park High School and 18th year as a public school music educator.
Mr. Jiménez holds a Bachelor of Music degree in choral & instrumental music education from California State University, Stanislaus as well as a California single-subject teaching credential in music. Before coming to College Park, Mr. Jiménez taught choral & instrumental music at all levels, K-12 in the River Delta Unified School District and the Woodland Joint Unified School District.
Since he arrived in Fall 2011, Mr. Jiménez has helped oversee significant growth in the CPHS Instrumental Music Program which now offers three concert bands, two jazz bands, three orchestras, guitar classes, piano classes and AP music theory. He is also involved in the College Park school community by currently serving on the School Site Council and as Department Chair for Visual and Performing Arts. More widely, Mr. Jiménez also serves on the board for the Contra Costa County Band Directors Association and on the board for the California Music Educators Aassociation (CMEA) Bay Section as Band Representative.
Professionally, Mr. Jiménez has experience playing and performing with the Modesto & Stockton Symphony Orchestras, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchesta, One Found Sound (a San Francisco based chamber orchestra), the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. He has also conducted summer camp bands at the Hayward-La Honda Music Camp and Summer Music at Stanislaus.
In the coming years, Mr. Jiménez has plans for further development of the instrumental music program at College Park and hopes to see the return of an Associate Director who can help him take the program to new heights.