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Fernández-Badillo, Pablo (b. 1912)

Pablo was born in the mountain district of Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. He graduated with a Bachelor in Arts with concentrations in Spanish and Music from the Polytechnical Institute of San Germa'n (known as the Inter-American University today). He also studied in the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and has dedicated his life to the education of Spanish and Music in the system of Public Instruction of Puerto Rico.

He is an excellent composer, guitarist, pianist, and director of choral groupings. For fifty years he was part of a musical trio with Tatín Vale and Carmen Olga Perez, which performed in Aguadilla. He is now retired in the district mountain cradle and dedicated to agricultural tasks as well as reading, writing and composing.

Flurry, Henry S. (b. 1964)

Henry is a composer, pianist, and choral conductor. He composes for solo instruments and ensembles of all sizes. His works have been commissioned by many groups, including the Atlanta Wind Symphony, Kennesaw State University, Yavapai Community College, and Balance Duo. His sacred and secular choral works are frequently performed by many choirs, and his orchestral work Fanfare for My City was selected to be the official fanfare for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He and his family live Prescott, AZ, where he composes, teaches privately, and serves as Music Director for Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation. He and his wife, Maria Flurry, currently perform together as the duo, Sticks and Tones. Henry is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network. See additional information about Henry and his compositions.

Freundt, Mark (b. 1966)

Mark lives near Greensboro, NC, and is the Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro. He graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in piano performance. In 1992 he was the winner of the NC Jazz Composer’s Fellowship. Mark teaches at the Weaver Center Performing Arts School in Greensboro and at Guilford College where he founded Jazz Ensembles and released an all-original recording Dance for the Moon. As a jazz pianist, he has performed with Fred Wesley, Bobby Shew, Carl Fontana, and Nell Carter.

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Last updated on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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