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Education

Diplomas

2019 •  Paris National Conservatory (CNSMDP) — Masters in composition 

2018 •  IRCAM — Cursus in computer and music technology   

2016 •  CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt — DEM in instrumental and electroacoustic music  

2014 •  Schola Cantorum de ParisPremier prix in analysis 

2013 •  Schola Cantorum de ParisPremier prix in orchestration 

2012 •  École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred CortotDiplôme supérieur in Composition  

2010 •  Puerto Rico Conservatory of music — Bachelors in Music composition — Summa Cum Laude

2009 •  Puerto Rico Conservatory of music — "Minor" in piano performance

 

Summer Festivals

 

2016 • Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik — Individual lessons and workshops in composition with Beat Furrer, Brian Ferneyhough and Rebecca Saunders

 

2013 • IRCAM Manifest, Paris, FR

2010 • Primer Congreso Puertorriqueño de Creación Musical, San Juan, PR

2009 • Académie Musicalp, Lyon, FR — Composition lessons with Michel Merlet 

          • Puerto Rico chamber music festival

2008 • Académie International d’Été de Nice — Composition and analysis courses with Bernard de Crepy 

2007 • New York Summer Music Festival, Oneonta, NY (USA) — Composition and conducting courses 

2004 • Berkley in Puerto Rico — Jazz improvisation workshop

 

 

Other Certificates

2014 • International Baccalaureate — Certified teacher 

 

Honours & Awards 

2022 • Pierre Cardin prize, from the Académie des beaux-arts, France 

          • Transient Canvas composition fellowship 

 

          • Winner of 1900+ Call for Scores, Hayk Melikyan, Armenia 

 

• Honorable Mention at the Duo Signal Call for Scores, USA

• Honorable Mention at the OSSIA New Music: 2021-2022 International Call for Scores from the Eastman school for music, USA

2021 • Grand Prize, Ise-Shima Art Committee, Japan

Alain Louvier Prize, 9th International Composition Competition of the City of Boulogne-Billancourt 

          • Martirano Award (1st prize), University of Illinois, USA 

 

          • First prize at the International Electroacoustic Music Competition Iannis Xenakis, Contemporary Music Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki​, Greece 

• Semi-finalist at Kaleidoscope Call for scores, USA 

2020  • First prize at the International Composition Competition “New Classics”, Moscow Conservatory, Russia

           • Finalist at Classic Pure Vienna Composition Competition, Austria

            • Honorable Mention at the Luigi Nono International Composition Competition, Italy 

 

2018 •  Meyer Foundation Laureate, France

 

•  Banque Populaire Foundation Laureate, France

2017 •  Macari Lepeuve prize (sous l’égide de la Fondation de France)

2015 •  Semi-finalist at the Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition, Italy 

2011 •  Zalesky Foundation Laureate, France

2010  • Roberto I. Feldman Prize, Puerto Rico

          • Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music Composition Prize 

2009  • PROGRESA (Academic Excellence prize from the Puerto Rico Government) 

2008  • PROGRESA (Academic Excellence prize from the Puerto Rico Government)

           • Artist Prize from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

           • Artist Prize from the Ponce Municipality, Puerto Rico

2007 • Artist Prize from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

          • New York Summer Music Festival scholarship (USA)

Commissions and artistic projects

2023 • commission from The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and the Mizzou New Music Initiative, piece for flute solo   

2022 • commission from Transient Canvas, piece for bass clarinet and marimba  

 

          • commission for Chaire Supersonique, partnership between IRCAM (Centre Pompidou) and the École Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Paris • sound installation

 

• commission from Li-chin Li, piece for Sheng  

2021 • commission from L'instant Donné ensemble, Paris, FR • Débris d'instant furtifs for bass clarinet, viola and percussion 

2020 • commission from Le Mée-sur-Seine Conservatory, FR • pedagogic pieces for guitar and guitar ensemble ( Cuaderno de guitarra and 3 pieces for ensemble)  

2019 • commission from Centre National de Création Musicale (GRAME), Lyon, FR • NebuloRitmia for electronic devices with 6 interpreters 

2017 • commission from CEFEDEM de Normandie & Mai Toyama, FR •  Desnudo for saxophone alto solo

• commission from Garches Conservatory, FR • 2 pedagogic pieces, Acople, ou la simplicité du geste for 3 clarinets in B-flat and Kaleidosroloi for grand piano

2009 • commission from Ars Vocalis, PR • Majestad Negra for mixed choir

• commission for the film «Pasaje» ( project « Voces de la Infancia ») • Puerto Rico film corporation and the Ricky Martin Foundation (Film premiered at the festival de Cannes)

 

2008 • commission from SUSAN G. COMEN fondation & JWT • orchestral piece

Professional Experiences

Teaching 

2020 ... • SAE Institute (in partnership with the University of Paris campus Gustave Eiffel), Aubervilliers, FR — Professor of composition and arrangement, computer assisted composition, harmony, orchestration and direction artistique 

2018 - 2021 • Académie Inter Musicale de Paris  — Professor of piano and solfège 

2013 - 2021 • Victor Hugo International Bilingual School, Paris, FR — Professor of International Baccalaureate and IGCSE : Ensure management of individual and group lessons (piano, analysis, écriture, composition, musical history and culture, Solfège, New Technologies), development of training plans to teach course content in accordance with the program, elaboration of the general musical curriculum, support for pupils and advice concerning their professional orientation, assessment of pupils' skills; accompanying pianist 

2016 • SAE Institute (in partnership with Middlesex University), Aubervilliers, FR — Professor of Musical Culture

2011 - 2013 • Allegro Musique, Paris, FR — Individual Piano lessons 

2007 - 2010 • Academia MusikArt, Puerto Rico — Music teacher — Ensuring the teaching of individual and group lessons (piano and solfège), development of the academy's curriculum

 

Residencies, Workshops and Conferences

July 7, 2022 • Lecture at Pro Arte Musical (Puerto Rico) 

2021 - 2022 • Residence/workshop with ensemble l'Instant Donné and composer George Aperghis (Paris) 

October 2021 • Composition lecture at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March-April 2021 • Composition lecture at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music 

2019 - 2020 • Conservatoire du Mée-sur-Seine — Composer in Residence 

2019 - 2020 • Lyon University, campus Saint-Etienne — Invited Composer — Animating computer music workshops, educational and artistic supervision

 

 

Pedagogical Experiences as a Composer

2021 •  Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory, 9th International Composition Competition of the City of Boulogne-Billancourt, France  — pedagogical piece for baroque ensemble

2019 - 2020 • Centre Nationale de création Musicale (GRAME ), in partnership with the Université de Lyon — Pedagogical piece written for L2 students

2019 • Mée-sur-Seine Conservatory, France — Composer in residence — Pedagogical pieces for guitar

2017 • Garches Conservatory, France — Composer in residence — Various Pedagogical pieces

Experience as accompanying pianist and conductor

2013 - 2021 • École Internationale Bilingue, Paris — accompanying pianist (during final exams and student recordings) and ensemble conductor 

2021 • CRR Boulogne-Billancourt — Conductor (during the 9th International Composition Competition of the City of Boulogne-Billancourt) 

2019 • Ensemble Dai Contemporain, CNSMD Paris — conductor

2008 • Revive la Música, Puerto Rico — Chamber orchestra conductor 

2008 - 2010 • Camerata Caribeña, Puerto Rico — accompanying pianist 

Coordination and management

2020 - 2021 • UCAS Coordination — ICS Victor Hugo, Paris, France 

Publications

Rencontres nationales sur les recherches en musique : article «Nebuloritmia : une expérience de pédagogie/recherche/création sur la composition musicale et les nouvelles lutheries à l’université Lyon/Saint-Etienne» co-written with Laurent Pottier, maître de conférence à l’université Jean Monnet  (2021)

• Various scores published in Babel Scores (since 2019) 

Music Softwares

• Mastered softwares :  Pro Tools, Max Msp, Sibelius, AudioSculpt and Sound Studio 

• Skills on : Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Reaper, Audacity, ModalLisp, MuseScore, Pure Data, Open Music, iZotope…