José Gabriel Maldonado Suárez, Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
José Gabriel Maldonado Suárez is a Puerto Rican guitarist, educator, and music arranger based in Brooklyn, NY. José interprets works by composers from the Caribbean with an emphasis on his native Puerto Rico from Juan Morel Campos to Rafael Hernández Marín and covers genres from Danzas to Guajiras. He studied guitar performance at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Stony Brook University, New York. His doctoral research focused on the Puerto Rican Danza using musical analysis to suggest a more accurate performance practice of these genres on the classical guitar.