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 piano collaborator for professional choir and instrumental ensembles.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the Adventist University of Colombia and a master’s degree in Choral Music Education from VanderCook School of Music in Chicago, IL. Currently, Belford is the Choir director and professor at Benedictine University, IL, and MusicĀ  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.