Gutierrez graduated with a B.A. in 2006, attained a certificate in Recording Arts from the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2008, and completed an M.M. in Composition with honors in 2009 from Azusa Pacific University, studying with Phil Shackleton (composer, Media Malpractice, 2009) and Christopher Wills (Spider-Man 2).
Gutierrez's eclectic styles can be heard in a growing number of media. In May 2011, his original music was heard in the latest feature by award-winning Italian director Christian Filippella, starring Eric Roberts (The Dark Night, The Expendables) and Seymour Cassel (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic). His music can also be heard in the critically-acclaimed docu-drama South Dakota (2010), produced by Howard Kazanjian (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), as well as a host of celebrated short films. Gutierrez is also a published award-winning music arranger and orchestrator and has been performed and distributed internationally. In addition, Gutierrez frequently performs as a keyboardist, having played for years with the Project Character Band, the Courtney Chambers Band, and Bethany Joy Jazz quintet.
B.A. in Music
M.M. in Music Composition, Azusa Pacific University
- Music pedagogy
- Music technology/audio recording
- Music theory/composition/arranging/orchestration
- Piano instruction/improvisation/tuning
Courses TaughtMUS 120
– Music FundamentalsMUS 121
– Music Theory IMUS 122
– Music Theory IIMUS 221
– Music Theory III