CV for Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Florida International University CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Room 439,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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 ISCM Miami Section at FIU, the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, and the NODUS Ensemble.
Education: D.M.A., University of Miami (FL) Music Composition, 1984; M.M., University of Miami, Theory and Composition, 1982; 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, Dennis Kam, among others.
Selected Publications and Recordings: Recordings 7 solo CDs and works on 13 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, 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 lectureships in Venezuela and Spain 1991 and 1996, Rockefeller Foundation: Bellagio Center 1999 and American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist 2000; Civitella Ranieri Foundation Center Artist Residency 2013, MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony residencies 2014, Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship and Visby International Composers Centre residencies 2015; Cintas Foundation Fellowships 1994 and 1999, Dutka Foundation Fellowship, Sal Martirano Award, Sonic Circuits Competition, Nuevas Resonancias (Mexico), Bloch Competition (France), State of Florida Composers Fellowship, Matiz Rangel Prize (Colombia); Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant for a new interdisciplinary work on sea level rise 2015; 4 Latin Grammy nominations for best contemporary classical composition 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015.
Commissions for premieres by: Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), Miami Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Betram Turetzky, Andrea Ceccomori (Italy), ArrayMusic, the Glass Orchestra (Canada), Le Balcon, Daniel Kientzy (France), Maya Beiser, Robert Dick, Kathleen Supove, Joan La Barbara, National Orchestras in Valencia and Malaga (Spain), Continuum, Miami String Quartet, Polish National Orchestras in Silesia, Katowice, Szsecin.
Additional Performances of note by: Buffalo Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), National Orchestra of El Salvador, 4 National Orchestras in Venezuela (OSMC, OSV, OFN, OSSB), Orchestra Carlos Chavez (Mexico), National Orchestra Dominican Republic, Orquesta Sinfonica-Cali (Colombia), Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Bang on a Can All Stars, Barton Workshop, Robert Black, Henri Bok (Holland), Daniel Kientzy (France), Wojtek Mrozek (Poland), 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: Latin American Music Festival (Festival Latinoamericano de Musica) 1991-95, 2000, 2002 Venezuela; New Music America 1988; Bang on a Can 1993; Musica Nova Sofia 1998; Foro del Caribe: Venezuela 1992, Puerto Rico 1993, El Salvador 1995, Venezuela 1996; New Music Festivals El Salvador 2005, 2006; ISCM World Music Days 1997 Korea; ICMC: Singapore 2003, Miami 2004, New Orleans 2006, New York 2010; SEAMUS 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014; FEAMF 2000, 2004, 2005; New Music San Diego 2007; New Music Festival Lima, Peru 2005, 2009; 8th International New Music Festival in Bogota Colombia 2003; VI International Electroacoustic Music Festival Ai-Maako, 2006 Chile; Viva Musica Festival Portugal 2003; New Music Macedonia 2003; Sonidos Cuba Festival 1999; Spring Havana Festival 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010; Music Festivals Spain: Asturias 1990, Alicante 1992, 1997, Salamanca 1993, 1997, 2001, 2006, Segovia 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007, Madrid 2011; SCI National 1982, 1987, 1988, 1992,1996, 1997, 2008; Music Festivals Italy: Senegallia 1999, 2002 – 04, 2006, Ancona 1997, 1998, Assisi 2001, 2002, 2014, Acqui Terme 2002, Avellino 2006, Reggio Emilia 2004, Rome 2003, 2005; World Bass Clarinet Congress 2005 Holland; Bourges Festival 1995 France; Festival Tashkent 2005, Uzbekistan; Foro de Nueva Musica Manuel Enrique 1993, 1994, 2004; New Music Festival Michoacan 2007, Mexico; North American Music Fest 1988, 2000; Cervantino 2007, 2010 Mexico; Zagreb Biennale 2009 Croatia; Romania ISCM Festival 2006; Festivals in Poland: Katowice 2012, Silesia, Sandomierz 2013, Szczecin 2014.