Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Augusto "Tito" Rodríguez

Augusto "Tito" Rodríguez, a musician, composer and musical director, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 9, 1904.

Although he took music lessons at an early age, he studied  medicine and then music at Harvard University and at the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston. His return to Puerto Rico led him to become a professor for the University of Puerto Rico (for over 30 years), where he directed the University's first choir. A choir which toured from South America, Central America and all over the U.S.

He is recognized as a musical great for his contributions and musical participation. He was also the founder of Pro Arte Musical and chaired the Federación de Músicos de Puerto Rico (Federation of Musicians from Puerto Rico).

Augusto "Tito" Rodríguez died in San Juan on January 5, 1993.

More at Wikipedia: Augusto Rodríguez

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