|Jose G. Maldonado first started his music studies at the age of 8 as part of the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico String program. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree and in 2009 moved to NYC to pursue his graduate studies in music performance. He received his Masters Degree from SUNY Stony Brook University under Professor Jerry Willard and is currently pursuing a DMA degree (Doctor in Music) at the same school.
Jose has performed in several master classes of prestigious classical guitar musicians, including but limited to: Bruce Holzman, Rene Izquierdo, Benjamin Verdery, David Leisner, Andrew York, Dale Kavanagh, William Kanengeizer and Jorge Caballero. Jose is a devoted guitar teacher, teaching students of all ages. Jose has also been the music director of the Niños de Nueva Esperanza summer camp in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.