Belford Hernandez

     An accomplished director, arranger, and composer for vocalists, choral groups, and instrumentalists, Belford has performed in many piano recitals as a featured artist in Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Ecuador, Canada, and the United States. In addition, he has served as a piano collaborator for professional choir and instrumental ensembles.

     He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the Adventist University of Colombia, a Master’s degree in Choral Music Education from VanderCook School of Music in Chicago, IL, and he is Doctoral Candidate at Concordia University Chicago. Currently, Belford is the Choir director and instructor professor at Benedictine University, IL, Music Director at Cantores Community Choir, and Music Director at Hinsdale United Methodist Church. Additionally, he is the Jazz piano collaborator for the Illinois Music Educator Association (ILMEA).

     Previously, Belford has served as Music Director at Montini Catholic Preparatory College High School, Piano Collaborator and Choir Director at Downers Grove South High School, Piano Collaborator for Anima Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly Glenn Ellyn Children Chorus) and Chapel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church.

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