Ivette Herryman Rodríguez (b. 1982, Island of Youth (Isla de Pino): A pianist, who began studying the instrument at the age of eight, Herryman earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) in Havana, in 2006, and her Master’s in Music Composition at Baylor University, in Texas, graduating with distinction in 2013. She has written music for solo instruments, chamber groups, large ensembles, electronic media, children, church music, film music, and musical theater. Her compositions have been performed in Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Spain, and the United States. Her zarzuela Cerca del Río, a musical play for children and adolescents, won a Cubadisco Award in 2010. (Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition, 2015-16)
Fellows in Music Composition
Sonidos Cubanos Music CD
Sonidos Cubanos is a CD album featuring the works of 4 CINTAS Foundation award winning composers performed by the NODUS Ensemble and released on the Innova record label in 2010 with the support of the Foundation. The album includes music by Tania Leon, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Sergio Barroso, and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The works by Leon and Garcia received nominations in the best contemporary classical composition category of the 2010 Latin Grammys. SEE DETAILS
A new album featuring 5 other CINTAS award winning composers is currently in production with more information to come soon.