Our school is named after former conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata. Eduardo Mata was born on Sept. 5, 1942 in Mexico City.
From 1977 to 1993, Mata was the music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the longest-serving music director in the DSO’s 110-year history. Mata was a pivotal role model in the city of Dallas, inspiring young Hispanic musicians, introducing Dallas students to classical music and preserving music education in schools. In his honor, Dallas ISD established the Eduardo Mata Elementary School in 1997.
Learn more about Eduardo Mata from the videos below. The first two are in the English; the third, a more comprehensive documentary, is in Spanish: