Revival Music Project
Revival Music Project provides solution-based music education services to school districts, universities, music teacher, and programs to create effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.
We strive to create a community of educators committed to serve students through the vehicle of music.
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Eric Jimenez, owner of Revival Music Project, has over 13 years of revitalizing music programs throughout the Houston area. His programs increased in student participation, morale and earned Division I and “Best in Class” ratings at UIL and numerous other festivals.
He is the recipient of Hamilton Middle School’s Teacher of the Year award in 2012, LULAC- League of United Latin American Citizens- Educator of the Year in 2015, a Grammy Educational Award for his work at Davis HS in 2015, Prairie View A&M University’s top 40 under 40 in 2016, Yamaha’s top 40 under 40 in 2021. He is an active podcaster, clinician, mentor, and consultant for arts education programs throughout the United States.
Eric is a 2009 graduate of Prairie View A&M University and earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2014. He is a current board member of the Houston Music Advisory Board, Music for All Educational Advisory Team, and CMA Foundation. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Bolaji Jola-Isiba, Project Manager of Revival Music Project and Director of Bands of the Lake Olympia MS Band in Fort Bend ISD. He is currently in his 13th year of teaching. In that time, he established, revitalized, and enhanced various band programs in the Houston area, receiving consistent Superior Ratings at UIL and other festivals. In 2014, He was named the Fonville Middle School Teacher of the Year.
His educational philosophy is as follows: I believe in teaching kids life principles through the art form of music education. I believe in exposing students to various concepts and opportunities because “Exposure Expands Expectation”. I have three words that every student in my band program should know: Respect, Community, and Independence. I am confident that under the umbrella of these words many characteristics are developed as students participate in my program. It is my belief that development of those characteristics will help to propel students to excellence as team members and instrumentalists, ultimately building up much needed confidence for members to take and apply in other areas of life.
Mr. Isiba is a 2010 graduate of Prairie View A&M University and is currently apart of Region 4 Aspiring Fine Arts Administrators Cohort. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA) and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Justin McLean, Percussion Director/Assistant Director of Bands at Hightower HS and Lake Olympia MS Band in Fort Bend ISD. Before his appointment at Hightower, he was the Percussion Director/Associate Director of Bands at Heights High School and former director of bands at Hamilton Middle School. He has received superior UIL ratings at both middle and high school, developed region band students, and a quality indoor percussion ensemble during his time there.
Mr. McLean is a Texas native raised in Rosenberg, Texas, a humble community right outside Houston. Justin’s love of music began at an earlier age and was heavily influenced by the church through gospel and secular artists/musicians. His ambitions propelled him to strive for excellence in his aspirations and his academic/professional life.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Prairie View A&M University in 2011 and has had the pleasure of educating and training young musicians as a band director and percussion instructor for the past nine years in Houston ISD and now Fort Bend ISD. He is also a devoted music director and student minister in his local church and currently pursuing a Master’s degree through Reformed Theological Seminary.
Music is our vehicle
Revival Music Project Services
Clinics & Professional Development
Presentations catered to the needs of your staff, students and participants. Topics may include subject discussed in podcast, serving in Urban settings, revitalizing music programs, technology and more.
Master classes designed to assist instrumental sections, full-ensembles (marching, concert, & jazz) and contest preparation.
Student & teacher leadership sessions for you, your staff and students. We facilitate sessions with a servant leadership model.
Coaching & Consulting
We offer coaching, mentoring and consultations for individual teachers, school districts, universities and music organizations.