José Martinez

Composer Info

José Martinez

José’s music incorporates a wide range of influences from Colombian folk tunes to avant-garde Western art music, while borrowing from Latin music, heavy metal, and progressive rock.
Notable collaborations include works for the chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound at MICF 2014 and the Spanish ensemble Taller Sonoro. Some European performances include the Clarinet Convention in Spain and the World Saxophone Congress in France.
Recently, he participated in the program Next on Grand: National Composers Intensive organized by LA Phil and the ensemble Wild Up. His lates achievement is being selected by Third Coast Percussion for their Emerging Composers Partnership 2016.
José is a recipient of the 2013 Sinquefield Composition Prize, and of three national composition prizes in his country. He graduated from National University of Colombia as both a percussionist and a composer, he obtained a MM in composition at the University of Missouri and currently pursues a DMA in composition at UT Austin.


Student Information

Degree Pursuing
DMA, Composition
Cali, Colombia
Other Degrees
BM in Percussion, minor in Composition - National University of Colombia. MM in Composition - University of Missouri.


Member for
3 years 11 weeks
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