1997 – 2017

Music Director

Abner Jairo Ortiz García 

Cellist Abner Jairo Ortiz García was born in Morelia, Mexico, and began directing Coro Latinoamericano in Fall 2017. He is currently a Master's degree student at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, PA. His music degree is from the Facultad de Bellas Artes at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Maestro Ortiz García has been awarded numerous awards, among them 1st place in the National Cello Competion in Chiapas (2014), 2nd place in the National Cello Competion in Monterrey, received a scholarship to study in Italy, and recognition for directing first-class youth orchestras in his home country.

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