Jorge Amado

Specialty: Composition

Jorge graduated Summa Cum Laude in violin and composition from the University of the Arts in Cuba in 2020. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Performers and ensembles that have played Amado’s works include the Catalyst Quartet, Jon Kimura Parker, the ~Nois Saxophone Quartet, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Niurka Gonzalez, Didier Laloy, the Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO), the Fear No Music Ensemble, Eight Strings and a Whistle, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, and others.

Along with Orbert Davis, he was nominated for a Jeff Award for the play Measure for Measure directed by Henry Godinez for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at DePaul University, where he studies with Dr. Christopher Wendell Jones and Dr. Osnat Netzer. Amado also serves as a Teaching Assistant in aural training and music theory at that school.

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