Hector Morales (City Lore)

Participating in forum 27-03

Bio: Peruvian drummer and percussionist, Hector Morales has combined national and international performance for the past 20 years with his work as a teaching artist with City Lore and other organizations in the Tri-State area. In 2015 he received the “Artist Of The Year” award from Young Audiences NJEP. His credits also include leading professional developments for music educators and classroom teachers in K – 12 schools. He also co-teaches a course on Performing and Teaching World music at William Paterson University. Hector is also the author of “The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble” - Instructional book/DVD published by Sher Music Co, nominated in the “Best Educational Book of 2014” category by Modern Drummer Magazine. Morales currently leads “The Afro-Peruvian Ensemble”, a group of master musicians of Afro-Peruvian music currently living in the US. He also performs with other ensembles of the Afro-Peruvian Jazz scene in NYC including Yuri Juarez Afroperuano Group and Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet.