Roque Diaz is an avid arts administrator, educator, scholar, musician, and diversity activist. Roque’s interests are in arts education policy and leadership, creating sustainable community partnerships with businesses, community musicians, arts organizations, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and embedding diversity into the arts through equity, inclusion, and access.
Roque joined MacPhail Center for Music as the Director of School Partnerships in 2018. He is a PhD candidate in Music Education and a Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowship (DOVE) Recipient, Katherine and Gardner Roth Fellowship Recipient, and Beverly & Richard Fink Summer Research Fellowship Recipient at the University of Minnesota.
Roque is keen on developing deep relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders. Roque provides strong leadership skills and demonstrates the ability to provide vision and strategic direction. Roque is currently overseeing the newly launched MacPhail K-12@Home program assisting with online music education curriculum resources and programming for K-12 students during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A first-generation Hispanic college graduate, Roque has persevered by creating opportunities and challenging stereotypes to cultivate a successful and consistent future in the arts.