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José Beviá
March 22, 2010, 3:10 am
Filed under: Composers


José Beviá

Born: May 23, 1972

Current Location: New Jersey



José Beviá graduated from the Valencia Conservatory of Music where he studied classical piano with José Luis de Prado; Berklee College of Music, and Florida State University where he earned a Doctor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition. Mr. Beviá has studied composition with Ladislav Kubík and Mark Wingate, and jazz piano with Marcus Roberts and Bill Peterson. He has also participated in composition seminars with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ellen Zwilich, jazz composer Bill Holman, and has been a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, where he studied with jazz composers Michael Abene, Jim McNeely, and Mike Holober.

An Associate Professor of Music at County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey, Mr. Beviá has seen his classical and jazz compositions performed in Spain, the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, and the United States. His works have been commissioned by The Commission Project and the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize. At the same time he has been invited to present his music at the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium in Tampa, Florida; the Society of Composers National Conference in Turlock, California; the College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon; the College Music Society Regional Conference at the University of Vermont; and the Czech American Music Summer Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. He has been a composer in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden; and a Visiting Artist and Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press publishes his compositions worldwide. In September 2009 Mr. Beviá released a C.D. of contemporary classical music with MSR recordings, featuring The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Beviá is the winner of the 2006 University of West Florida Phillips Jazz Piano Competition, the winner of the 2007 BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize, finalist at the 2006 Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest, finalist at the 2009 Artez International Composition Contest in the Netherlands, and Honorable Mention at the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

Music © 2010 José Beviá

Photograph © 2010 Mariah Seminara

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