Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
Grand Prairie, Texas
Bio: Joel Duarte is in his 12th year of teaching. He obtained his BME from Wayland Baptist University and his Master's in Music from Southern Methodist University. His students consistently earn top ratings at state contests and annually earn places in TMEA District, Region, and All-State Choirs. His choirs have been invited to perform at Texas MEA (2019), National ACDA (2019), and Southwestern ACDA (2020). Duarte’s program was also recognized as back-to-back 2019 and 2020 Mark of Excellence National Winners and a 2021 GRAMMY Museum Signature School Award Recipient. Recently, his choirs placed 2nd in the nation-American Choral Prize competition (2021).