José Miguel Beviá
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMPOSITION 2010
José Beviá graduated from Valencia Conservatory of Music, where he studied classical piano with José Luis de Prado; Berklee College of Music, and Florida State University where he earned a Doctor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition. Mr. Beviá has studied composition with Ladislav Kubík and Mark Wingate, and jazz piano with Marcus Roberts and Bill Peterson. He has participated in composition seminars with Pulitzer Prize winner Ms. Ellen Zwilich, and has been a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, where he studied with jazz composers Michael Abene, Jim McNeely, and Mike Holober. An Associate Professor of Music at County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey, Dr. Beviá has seen his Jazz and Classical compositions performed all over the world by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, and the Millennium Jazz Orchestra among others. His works have been commissioned by The Commission Project, the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize, Harpist Arielle, and Ferdiko Piano Duo. At the same time he has been invited to present his music at the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium in Tampa, Florida; the Society of Composers National Conference in Turlock, California; the College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon; and the Czech American Music Summer Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. His debut C.D. has been released by MSR Classics and his compositions are published by The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press. Mr. Beviá is the winner of the 2006 University of West Florida Phillips Jazz Piano Competition, the winner of the 2007 BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize, finalist at the 2006 Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest, finalist at the 2009 Artez International Composition Contest in The Netherlands, and Honorable Mention at the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. Since 2005 he has been working as an assistant of renowned Jazz Pianist Mr. Marcus Roberts.