Ivette Herryman Rodríguez teaches musicianship and theory courses. A native of Cuba, she holds a B.M in Music Composition from the Higher Institute of Arts, in Havana, a M.M in Music Composition from Baylor University, and a M.M in Music Theory and D.M.A in Music Composition from Michigan State University. She studied composition with Juan Piñera, Scott McAllister, Ricardo Lorenz, and Zhou Tian.
Her compositions have been performed in important concert halls across Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, United States, Spain, the Netherlands, and Japan. Her piece Sigue, for women’s choir, became a bestseller in the year of its publication, selling over 5000 copies. Her zarzuela Cerca del Rio won a Cubadisco Special Award in 2010. She is the receiver of the 2015-16 prestigious Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition. Ivette has been Artist in Residence in Mexico and in El Salvador. Her music is recorded on Colibrí productions and published by Walton Music, a division of GIA Publications. Before coming to the UIUC School of Music, she taught music theory and composition at the Higher Institute of Arts, in Havana, and the Opera of El Salvador.
For more on Dr. Herryman Rodríguez’s widely disseminated compositions, see her website http://www.ivetteherryman.com/.