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CV for Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Contact Information:

Florida International University CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Room 439,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Telephone 305-535-2617

garciao@fiu.edu

http://www.orlandojacintogarcia.com

Personal: Born 1954 in Havana, Cuba migrated to the US in 1961. Naturalized US citizen.

Employment: Professor of Music Composition School of Music at Florida International University (FIU) and Composer in Residence, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios, May 2014 to present; Founder and Program Coordinator FIU Music Composition Program 1987 to present; Director of the FIU School of Music January 2010 to April 2014; Graduate Program Director FIU School of Music 1997 to 2005; Assistant Professor 1987 to 1992, Associate Professor 1992 to 1997, Full Professor 1998 to present; Founder, director International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) Miami Section at FIU, the FIU New Music Miami ISCM Festival, and the FIU NODUS Ensemble; Resident Composer for the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Education: D.M.A., University of Miami (FL) Music Composition, 1984; M.M., University of Miami, Theory and Composition, 1982, Dennis Kam major professor; B.M., Florida International University, Theory and Composition, 1980; B.A., Frostburg State University, Philosophy and Spanish Literature, 1977; Additional studies with Morton Feldman, Bernard Rands, Earle Brown, John Corigliano, David Del Tredici among others.

Selected Publications and Recordings: Recordings 7 solo CDs and works on 14 other compilation CDs released on New Albion, O.O. Discs, Opus One, Albany, CRI/New World, Capstone, North/South, CRS, Rugginenti and VDM (Italy), CNMAS (Mexico), Innova, Telos, Toccata Classics record labels; Articles published in Living Music Journal, New Music Box, Society of Composers Journal, SEAMUS Journal, etc.

Distinctions: Awards and Grants from the Fulbright Foundation: artist and Senior lectureships in Venezuela and Spain 1991 and 1996, Rockefeller Foundation: Bellagio Center 1999 and American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist 2000; James L Knight Foundation Challenge Grant for the creation of a new Multidisciplinary work 2015, Civitella Ranieri Foundation Center Artist Residency 2013, MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony artist residencies summer 2014, Bogliasco Foundation Residency 2015, Visby International Centre for Composers 2015; Cintas Foundation Fellowships 1994 and 1999, Dutka Foundation Fellowship 2001, Sal Martirano Award 2001, Sonic Circuits Competition prize 2001, Nuevas Resonancias prize 2000 (Mexico), Bloch Competition 2000 (France), State of Florida Composers Fellowship 2001, Matiz Rangel Prize 2005 (Colombia), 4 Latin Grammy nominations for best contemporary classical composition 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015. Numerous grants from Florida International University: Provost’s research awards 1999, 2005, TIP awards 1993 and 1996, Sabbaticals Fall 2008, 1991-92, CAS research grants 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2014, Faculty Excellence in Research Awards 1994, 2002, 2015, among others.

Commissions for premieres by: The New World Symphony Orchestra, Bertram Turetzky, Corrado Canonici (Italy), Suono Sacro Ensemble (Italy), ArrayMusic (Canada), Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), Maya Beiser, Robert Dick, Kathleen Supove, James Fulkerson, Joan La Barbara, Orquesta de Valencia (Spain), Orquesta de Malaga (Spain), Continuum, Miami String Quartet, Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia (Spain), Cantus Ensemble (Croatia), Sequenza Sur (Mexico), Seattle Modern Orchestra with pianist Cristina Valdes and violist Melia Watras, among others.

Additional Performances of note by: Buffalo Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, National Orchestra of El Salvador, Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, Orquesta Filarmonica Nacional de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfonica Carlos Chavez (Mexico), Orquesta Nacional de la Republica Dominicana, Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle-Cali (Colombia), Malaga Philharmonic (Spain), Miami Symphony Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland), Silesia Symphony Orchestra (Poland), Mrozek Woytek (Poland), Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Mexico), Bang on a Can All Stars, Barton Workshop (Holland), Gregg Smith Singers, Robert Black, Henri Bok (Holland), Daniel Kientzy (France), Michael Bach (Germany), Anthony de Mare, Yvar Mikhashoff, Guido Arbonelli (Italy), Pierre-Yves Artaud (France), among others.

In addition to numerous performances at concerts and recitals in many of the major capitols of the Americas, Europe, and Asia, performances and participation at major festivals such as: International Music Festivals in Poland: Katowice 2012, Silesia and Sandomierz 2013, Szczecin 2014; Foro de Nueva Musica Manuel Enrique Mexico City 1993, 1994, 2004, 2015, 2016, International New Music Festival Michoacan Morelia 2007, Cervantino Guanajuato 2007, 2010, Peninsula Sonora Merida 2014, Visiones Sonoras Morelia 2014, Seminario Mexicano de Musica Electroacustica (SMME) Festival Series 2014, 2015 DF, Mexico; International Review of Composers Serbia Belgrade 2016; International Computer Music Conference (ICMC): Singapore 2003, Miami 2004, New Orleans 2006, New York 2010; Society for Electroacoustic Music Conferences (SEAMUS) 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015; Music Festivals Spain: Asturias 1990, Alicante 1992, 1997, Salamanca 1993, 1997, 2001, 2006, Segovia 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2014, Madrid 2011, 2014; Music Festivals Italy: Senegallia 1999, 2002 – 04, 2006, Ancona 1997, 1998, Assisi 2001, 2002, 2014, 2015 Acqui Terme 2002, Avellino 2006, Reggio Emilia 2004, Rome 2003, 2005; Spring Havana Festival Cuba 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010 and Festival de la Habana 2015, 2016, 2017; International New Music Festival Lima, Peru 2005, 2009; Zagreb Biennale 2009 Croatia; Society of Composers Incorporated (SCI) National Conferences 1982, 1987, 1988, 1992,1996, 1997, 2008; New Music San Diego 2007; Romania International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) Festival 2006; VI International Electroacoustic Music Festival Ai-Maako, 2006 Chile; New Music Festivals El Salvador 2005, 2006; World Bass Clarinet Congress 2005 Holland; Festival Tashkent 2005, Uzbekistan; Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (FEAMF): 2000, 2004, 2005; International New Music Festival in Bogota Colombia 2003; Viva Musica Festival Portugal 2003; New Music Macedonia 2003; Latin American Music Festival (Festival Latinoamericano de Musica) 1991-95, 2000, 2002 Venezuela; North American Music Festival 1988, 2000; 8th Sonidos Festival (Cuba) NYC 1999; Musica Nova Sofia 1998; International Society for Contemporary Music World Music Days 1997 Korea; Foro del Caribe: Venezuela 1992, Puerto Rico 1993, El Salvador 1995, Venezuela 1996; Bourges Festival 1995 (France); Bang on a Can Festival NYC 1993; New Music America Miami 1988;

Interdisciplinary works: include recent collaborations (2009-14) with Jacek Kolasinski (video), Campbell McGrath (poetry), Augusto Soledade (dance), and John Stuart (video and architecture). This includes works for sound, video, and/or movement premiered at the Cervantino Festival, Cannes Film Festival, SoundImageSound Festival, Florida Dance Festival, and the premiere at the 2009 Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia of a 75- minute experimental video opera. More recently segments of Parallel Universes for video, electronics, and chamber ensemble have been presented at the International New Music Festival in Lima, Peru and at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico. In December 2017 and January 2018 two site specific works commissioned by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens were presented. The first of the two was an interactive installation placed in the museums music room which brought the harpsichord, harp, and dulcimer to life as museum goers passed by and the second a work performed twice in the pool grotto area for string trio, wind chimes, wine glasses and fixed media was created utilizing the resonant qualities of the space. Upcoming work A Rising Tide an evening long work being created with the support of the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant. The work being created with the additional support of Faena Art will include video, electronics, instruments, vocalists, movement and text and is a collaboration with choreographer Augusto Soledade, poet Campbel McGrath, visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, and designer architect John Stuart. The work focusing on sea level rise is scheduled for premiere in Miami Beach in May 2018.

Catalog includes over 190 works for a variety of solo, chamber, vocal, choral, orchestra, wind, electronic, and interdisciplinary genres.

Selected previous lectures, interviews on TV/radio, and master class/forum presentations: include Spring 2016 lectures at University of California San Diego and the Simon Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela, Fall 2015 lectures at DePaul and Northwestern, University of Washington, UNAM (Mexico City), UDLAP (Puebla Mexico) and the Instrumenta Festival (Oaxaca Mexico), November 2011, February 2012, November 2014 in Madrid, Spain at the New Music Festival of the City of Madrid (COMA) and while on the international jury for the BBVA prize; lectures and master classes at Birmingham University, York University, Keele University, and the Royal Academy of Music during tours of the UK 2005 and Fall 2014; lectures and master classes at the Universidad Autonoma (Mexico City), Centro Nacional Mexicano de Artes Sonoras (CNMAS), Center for the Arts Mexico City and the Conservatory in Morelia Mexico during tours of Mexico 2009, Fall 2014 (incudes TV and print media interviews); lecture at the University of Pittsburgh November 2011 Morton Feldman Retrospective Conference; lectured at Indiana University Latin American Music Center Conference October 2011; presented master classes and forums at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose June 2011; guest composer presentations at the Tribeca NYC New Music Festival June 2011; lectures at the Manhattan and Mannes School in NYC fall 2010 at NYU 2004 and 2008 and at Brooklyn College 2008; master classes and forums at the Cervantino Festival Mexico October 2007 and 2010 (including various media interviews); master classes and workshops at the International Contemporary Music Festival in Lima, Peru in November 2009 (including various media interviews); lectures and master classes at the National University in Zagreb, Croatia 2009 (includes TV and print media interviews); lectures at Brigham Young University 2008; lectures at the Hong Kong Baptist University 2007; lectures and workshops at the National Conservatory Santo Domingo DR 2007; lecture at the ISCM Festival Bucharest Romania 2006; guest composer presentations at the National Conservatory in San Salvador El Salvador 2005; pre concert lecture at the Colegio Nacional Mexico City 2004 (with media interviews), among others.

Panelist and Board membership: includes State of Florida, Composers Fellowships Review Panel Member, 1994, 2005, 2012, 2014; New Music USA Review Panel 2015; Arte y Clima Prize in Electroacoustic Music bringing awareness to environmental issues with music (sponsored by the Red Cross/Red Half Moon, Universidad Tres de Febrero Argentina, and a number of other environmental agencies) 2015; New Music USA grants panel 2015; International Composition Prize BBVA, Madrid, Spain jury member November 2011 and February 2012; Society for Electroacoustic Music (SEAMUS) selection jury 2014; Society of Composers Student Composers prize panel member 2008-09; XICOATL Composition Competition (sponsored by YAGE in Austria) cash awards to composers from Latin America panel member fall 2008; Advisory Board Noise Ensemble – New Music San Diego, June 2008 to present; Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Board of Trustees, May 2007 to 2011; Tigertail Productions board member 2015 to 2017; Cintas Foundation composer fellowships panel 2007 board member 2017 to present; Various NARAS/LARAS Latin and US Grammy panels, 2006 to present; Dominican Republic National Composition Prize panel member 2006; State of Florida Instrumental Music Panel member, grants to orchestras, etc, 2006; Rockefeller Foundation and Creative Capital Program MAP Fund panel 2005; Tigertail/Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, Artists Access Grants panel 2005 to 2017; Florida International University Provost’s Summer Research Grants panel 2003; Miami ISCM Section WMD, NODUS, New Music Miami review panel chair 2001 to present; Florida International University Academy for the Art of Teaching panel 1999 – 2005; Chamber Music America Commission Grants Panel 1999; College Music Society Student Composer awards panel (South Region) 1999; American Composers Forum Review Panel member, 1996 McKnight Fellowships; State of Florida, Music Organizations Review Panel Member, 1991 and 1992; International Young Composers Competition Panel, 1992, Caracas, Venezuela; Meet the Composer Readers Digest Consortium Commissions Review Panel, 1991 grants and Meet the Composer (SE Region) Review Panel Member 1988-1989, 1989-90, 1995-96 seasons.

 

 

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Biography (short)

Through just under 200 works composed for a wide range of performance genres including interdisciplinary and site specific works, and works with and without electronics for orchestra, choir, soloists, and a variety of chamber ensembles, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” qualities he developed from his studies with Morton Feldman among others.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia migrated to the United States in 1961. In demand as a guest composer, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations and cultural institutions including the Rockefeller, Fulbright, Knight, Dutka, Civitella Ranieri, Bogliasco, and Cintas Foundations, the State of Florida, the MacDowell and Millay Colony, and the Ariel, Noise International, Matiz Rangel, Nuevas Resonancias, Salvatore Martirano, and Bloch International Competitions. Most recently he has been the recipient of 4 Latin Grammy nominations in the best Contemporary Classical Composition Category (2009-11, 2015). With performances around the world, his works are recorded on New Albion, O.O. Discs, CRI /New World, Albany, North/South, CRS, Rugginenti, VDM, Capstone, Innova, CNMAS, Opus One and Toccata Classics.

Garcia is the founder and director of the NODUS Ensemble, the Miami Chapter of the International Society for Contemporary Music, the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, and is a resident composer for the Miami Symphony Orchestra. A dedicated educator, he is Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence for the School of Music at Florida International University.

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About Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Espanol)

Nacido en 1954 en la Habana, Cuba, y radicado en los Estados Unidos desde el 1961, el compositor Orlando Jacinto García se ha destacado a nivel internacional por su labor como creador y docente. Un discípulo del compositor Morton Feldman, sus obras han sido presentadas en la mayoría de las capitales mundiales por distinguidos solistas, más de 20 orquestas sinfónicas internacionales, y numerosos ensambles en recitales, conciertos, y festivales. El ganador de varios premios importantes, García fue premiado dos veces por la Fundación Fulbright para realizar residencias como compositor y catedrático invitado en Venezuela y España. Otras residencias/premios incluyen las del Centro de la Fundación Rockefeller en Bellagio, la Academia Americana en Roma, el MacDowell y el Millay Colony, la Fundación Civitella Ranieri en Perugia, Italia la Fundación Bogliasco en Genoa, Italia y el Centro para Compositores en Visby, Suecia.

Premiado dos veces por la Fundación Cintas en Nueva York, ha recibido premios otorgados por las Nuevas Resonancias (México), Matiz Rangel (Colombia), Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation en Nueva York, American Composers Forum, el Estado de la Florida, y el premio Salvatore Martirano entre otros. Con más de 150 composiciones en su catálogo, sus obras han sido grabadas por los sellos New Albion, Opus One, Albany Records, CRS, New World/CRI, North/South Records, Capstone, Rugginenti, VDM, Innova, CNMAS, O.O. Discs, Telos, y Toccata Classics. En el 2009, 2010, 2011 y el 2015 sus obras recibieron nominaciones en los Grammys Latinos. El fundador y director de la sección de la Sociedad Internacional para la Música Contemporánea en Miami (SIMC), el New Music Miami Festival, y el NODUS Ensemble, en actualidad es compositor residente de la Miami Symphony Orchestra, y catedrático y director de la cátedra de la composición y compositor residente para el programa de música de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (FIU).

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About Composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Through just under 200 works composed for a wide range of performance genres including interdisciplinary and site specific works, and works with and without electronics for orchestra, choir, soloists, and a variety of chamber ensembles, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” – qualities he developed from his work with Morton Feldman among others. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia migrated to the United States in 1961 and received his DMA in Music Composition from the University of Miami in 1984. A long list of distinguished soloists, ensembles, and orchestras have presented his music at festivals and recitals in most of the major capitols of the world. Recent performances of his music include those in Poland, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, and other parts of Europe, Latin America, the US, and Canada.

In demand as a guest composer and lecturer at national and international festivals, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations and cultural institutions. These include two Fulbright artist/lectureships, the first in Caracas, Venezuela during 1991-92 where Garcia presented master classes, assisted with the set up and development of the Center for Electro-Acoustic Music and Research at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, completed several new works, and conducted and presented premieres of his music. The second a Senior Lectureship in Salamanca, Spain during 1996-97 at the Universidad de Salamanca where he taught graduate analysis/composition courses, created works, and conducted his music.

Additional recognition for his work has come from the Rockefeller Foundation in the form of a summer residency at their Center in Bellagio, Italy during 1999 where he completed a new work for the Caracas based Simon Bolivar orchestra. The orchestra premiered the work as part of the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica held in Venezuela in the fall of 2002. A recording of the premiere was released on New Albion Records in 2004 as part of his solo CD celestial voices. Further support from the Rockefeller Foundation includes a visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome during the summer of 2000 where he completed a new piece for the Juilliard based Continuum Ensemble which they premiered that fall as part of their tour of Latin America and as part of the NYC Sonic Boom Festival in the fall of 2001. Garcia is also a two-time Cintas Foundation Fellowship winner (1994-95 and 1999-2000) supporting the creation of several new works for distinguished soloists and ensembles here and abroad.

Other awards include a 2001 State of Florida composer’s fellowship, first prize in Mexico’s Nuevas Resonancias competition, and first prize in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation (JDAF) 2001 competition. As part of the prize Garcia completed a new work for cellist Maya Beiser who premiered it at the JDAF awards ceremony held in NYC that May. The work was subsequently recorded by Madeleine Shapiro and released on one of Garcia’s solo CDs Innova Recordings. His imagenes sonidos congelados for violin and fixed media was premiered at the 2000 Spring in Havana Festival, selected as part of the 2001 Sonic Circuits competition, and later performed at the 2003 ICMC in Singapore. In 2003, his work for piano and electronics for Kathleen Supove was premiered at New York University and at various concerts in the US. Another work for fixed media, temporal was presented at the 2006 ICMC in New Orleans and at the 2006 International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival in Santiago de Chile.

Other performances of note include his work Auschwitz (nunca se olvidaran) for orchestra and choir, premiered in 1994 by the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami and subsequently given its NYC premiere October 2003 by the Brooklyn Philharmonic with the Trinity Church Choir and again in 2010 with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the NYU Singers with Arkady Leytush conducting. In 2004 and 2005 the Electronic Music Foundation and the Barton Workshop presented portrait concerts of his music in New York City and Amsterdam. Portrait concerts of his works were recently presented in Mexico, the UK, and Spain in 2014-15.

Important recent premieres of his electroacoustic works include those at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in New Orleans 2004, FEAMF 2005, SEAMUS Festivals 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 and his collaborations with video artists Jacek Kolasinski, John Stuart, Daniel Viñoly, and Eric Goldemberg, which have resulted in new works premiered at the International Music Festival in Lima Peru, the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, the Spring in Havana Festival in Cuba, the Ear to the Earth Festival and the New York City New Music Festival in NYC during 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017.

Garcia’s experimental video opera, transcending time, was premiered April 2009 at the Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia with the Cantus Ensemble. The work for chamber orchestra and 5 singers includes videos by Stuart and Kolasinski as well as text by MacArthur Foundation laureate poet Campbell McGrath. In December 2017 and January 2018 Garcia presented 2 site specific works commissioned by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The first of the two was an interactive installation placed in the museums music room which brought the harpsichord, harp, and dulcimer to life as museum goers passed by and the second a work performed twice in the pool grotto area for string trio, wind chimes, wine glasses and fixed media created utilizing the resonant qualities of the space. Another interdisciplinary work, this time with the theme of sea level rise is being realized with the support of the Knight Foundation and Faena Art is scheduled for premiere in the spring of 2018 at the Faena Forum. The work features a collaboration with Stuart, Kolasinski, and McGrath again, this time adding choreographer Agusto Soledade to the team.

Other recent premieres include Garcia’s orchestra work In Memoriam Earle Brown, premiered February 2011 by the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) with conductor Eduardo Marturet and subsequently by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra at the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica held May 2016 in Caracas. Others for orchestra/chamber ensemble with soloists include el viento distante (the distant wind) for clarinet and orchestra premiered May 2012 by the Lviv Philharmonic in Katowice, Poland with soloist Wojciech Mrozek and Krzesimir Debski conducting. A string orchestra version of the work with the same ensemble and soloist was premiered August 2013 in Sandomiez, Poland and again in June 2015 with clarinetist Fernando Dominguez and the Orchestra de Bellas Artes at the Foro Internacional de Music Nueva in Mexico City and subsequently at the 25th International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Serbia in October 2016 with clarinetist Veljko Klenkovski and the Saint Georges Strings. The orchestra version was also performed by Mrozek with the Szczecin Philharmonic in Poland April 2014 with the composer conducting. A new version of his work for two contrabasses and orchestra was premiered in April 2015 by the MISO with Luis Gomez Imbert and Jeff Bradetich soloists and in September by the National Orchestra in Medellin, Colombia.

In the spring of 2013 he was at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Center in Perugia, Italy completing a work for orchestra and string quartet premiered in 2016 by the MISO and the Latin American String Quartet. In spring of 2014 he was in residence at the MacDowell Colony completing works for the Suono Sacro Ensemble in Italy and the Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia in Spain each premiered during 2014. In July, he was at the Casa Zia Lina in Italy working on a new piece for the Bugallo Williams piano duo premiered in the spring of 2015 and in August was at the Millay Colony completing works for the Chicago based Fonema Consort ensemble and a video work with visual artist Jacek Kolasinski both premiered that fall in Miami and Mexico. In the spring of 2015 he was in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation Center in Genoa, Italy completing a new work for 2 violins and orchestra and in August at the Visby International Centre for Composers completing a new work for bass clarinet and electronics for Harry Sparnaay.

Other recent new works include those for violinists Jennifer Choi (violin and string orchestra) and Mari Kimura (violin and electronics) premiered in the spring of 2015 in Miami, a work for 2 guitars and string quartet premiered by the Latin American String Quartet and guitarists Jaime Marquez and Carlos Martinez in Oaxaca in the fall of 2015, Kathleen Supove (solo piano), Michael Norsworthy (clarinet and string quartet) both premiered in the spring 2016, Andrew Kozar (amplified trumpet) premiered spring 2017 in Miami and the Mexico Woodwind Quartet Fall 2017 for premiere at the Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva in Mexico City.

Garcia’s music is recorded on O.O. Discs, CRI (Emergency Music, eXchange Series), Albany, North/South, CRS, Capstone, Rugginenti, New Albion, Innova, VDM, CNMAS, New World, Telos, and Opus One Records. An album of his orchestra music was released in September 2014 by the Toccata Classics label with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and Jose Serebrier conducting. A second CD on the same label this time featuring works for chamber orchestra and soloists with Garcia conducting is scheduled for release early in 2018. The CD will feature violinist Jennifer Choi, pianist Cristina Valdes, clarinetist Fernando Dominguez, and the Malaga Philharmonic.

Garcia’s solo, chamber, and orchestra works have been nominated for Latin Grammys in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015 in the best contemporary classical composition category. A dedicated teacher, he is the founder and director of the Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at FIU, the New Music Miami Festival, the NODUS Ensemble, and the FIU New Music Ensemble and is a resident composer for the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Garcia is Composer in Residence for the FIU School of Music and the CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios and Professor of Music in the School of Music at Florida International University in Miami.

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