Cintas: What it means to be nominated…

12 Oct Cintas: What it means to be nominated…

So today the Cintas Awards were held in Miami Dade College’s iconic Freedom Tower in Miami, and it was a fantastic event.

The great tradition of Cuban music has been upheld by composers who over the last fifty years have been given the Cintas Award in music composition. Among the long illustrious list of recipients, stand my own teacher, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, and one of my composer idols, Tania Leon.

Although I was not selected as this year’s recipient, to stand in the company of such amazing artists – not just Composers, but Architects, Writers, and Visual Artists, has inspired me yet again to move forward. We all need a hug from time to time – some kind of encouragement. Here I have found not only that, but also sustenance to last a long while…

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