José Luis Hernández-Estrada is a young visionary educator who uses music to nurture aspirations for lifelong success. His inspiring artistry as a musician and thinker invites people of all ages to discover that the power of music can lead them to fulfill their innermost potential.
Jose Luis is founding director of Sistema Tulsa, a forthcoming social change through music program of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in concert with education and community partners in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also a member of the 2015 cohort of "Leading Change in Education Systems," a professional program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jose Luis earned degrees in music at Texas Christian University and the University of Texas Pan-American. He was an orchestral conducting fellow at Bard College Conservatory of Music and received post-graduate training in piano at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona. In 2012, he became part of a visionary TED Prize wish and joined the Sistema Fellows program at the New England Conservatory in Boston. This opportunity led him to Oklahoma to begin developing research based music-in-education partnerships. A multifaceted and creative thinker, he has presented at the League of American Orchestras national conference, led educational projects at public schools for the Van Cliburn Foundation, and published "Aesthetics of Generosity," a book on El Sistema, music education, and social change. He votes for the annual classical Grammy Awards and has performed live on Chicago’s classical radio powerhouse WFMT. He is a guest clinician/conductor for numerous festivals, performances, and workshops. Full Bio - Semblanza en Español