The large measure of success of this year's program was built on the foundation of the June 2013 visitations and Mr. Suárez' expert organization and coordination among the students, visiting artists and venues.
Having been the first of investigative series, the 2013 visitations established a theme of success with the students of Universidad Sergio Arboleda guided by visiting instructor Doug Beavers. The 2014 visitations only continued this theme. Students were inspired and prepared for all of the sessions. Scheduling was much smoother due to the of Mr. Suárez. The end result was a more streamlined and efficient class schedule, thus increasing the students' learning.
Mr. Beavers established a challenging atmosphere of repertoire and work ethic with the USA Students in 2013. This ethic was carried over in 2014 and was only increased with the visit of Mr. Quintero. Mr. Quintero attracted many of his musical peers in and around Colombia, including Venezuela.
The end result of this year's investigative sessions was a higher-profile program supported by the visitation of world-class experienced artists Also, a special kinship and desire to work with one another was established amongst the visiting artists and students. The profile of Universidad Sergio Arboleda also rose via the many social medial posts on Facebook and Twitter on behalf of the artists and students. We hope to continue this trend and grow the investigative visitation program by equal measure next year.