Likes: Cuban coffee

Dislikes: Not having Cuban coffee

Favorite Food: Sweetened condensed milk with saltine crackers (Try it!)

Favorite Quote: “I’m having nightmares that I forgot to back up my systems.”

Having marveled at the music of the great orchestral composers, Javier Albornoz began to study the clarinet and saxophone as well as experimenting with recording and MIDI technology at nine years of age. He found the enjoyment of creating music was so fulfilling that it sparked the desire in him to pursue a career in the music field early on. Javier has a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and worked in audio post-production for over a decade. After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, he has recently joined the faculty of the Music, Media and Industry department as a lecturer. A composer of both film and concert music, Javier has also composed commissioned works for the Alhambra Orchestra in Coral Gables, Florida, as well as serving as assistant principal clarinetist for 12 years.

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