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Alberto Monnar B.Mus (July 6, 1992) is a Cuban-American freelance composer, songwriter, lyricist, instrumentalist, and vocalist.

Beginnings


He was born in Miami, Florida. Monnar's interest in music began during


his early childhood years. In the beginning, music was only a hobby to


him. He began to play the piano at the age of 6, and at the age of 12, he


started to play the soprano saxophone. At 15, he started to sing.


At the age of 10, Monnar started to delve into music composition. Monnar's first composition was a song for recorder which he composed during elementary school. After which, his next song was a short march called "Soldier's March". After this, he wrote ballads for the soprano saxophone. Over time, he started to delve into other genres, such as jazz, adult contemporary pop, latin, and classical music in both English and Spanish. He has also went on to write lyrics during this same year in said genres.

Education


Monnar attended American Senior High School where he participated in the marching band, and symphonic band playing the alto saxophone. Monnar transferred to, and graduated from Miami Lakes Educational Center (magnet high school), with a Music Technology And Sound Engineering certificate. Monnar participated in various talent shows at his high school including "Coffeehouse", and "15 Minutes Of Fame".


Monnar holds a Bachelor Of Music Degree in Music Theory And Composition from New World School Of The Arts (partnership between Miami-Dade College, and University Of Florida) under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Epstein Garcia.


Monnar served as a graduate teaching assistant for the FIU School Of Music under the direction of bassist Dr. Luis Gomez Imbert, and music theorist, Dr. Joel Galand in 2016.


Monnar is the art substitute teacher at Poinciana Park Elementary School in Miami, FL.