Jose Rosa, a percussionist from Humacao, Puerto Rico, started playing music at the young age of five. He received formal training at the Escuela Libre De Música de Humacao when he was just 11. During his childhood, he played with the Humacao Symphonic Band under Professor German Peña Plaza and toured extensively throughout the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

At 14, he continued his percussion education at the Escuela Libre de Música de Caguas under the guidance of Professor Jose "Pepe" Torres. Under Torres' mentorship, Jose collaborated with local artists, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, and the Puerto Rico State Band.

Jose pursued higher education at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, studying percussion under Professor Jose Alicea. He played with the American youth symphony orchestra based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, under Alicea's direction. After earning a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Central Florida, he pursued a Master of Music in Music Technology and Game Audio Production at Southern Utah University, graduating in 2022.

Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate in Education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Throughout his life, Jose has had the privilege to perform alongside renowned artists like Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, and many others. He has also contributed significantly to music education, having authored instructional books such as "The Art of Latin Drumming" and "Timbales, the history of the Instrument that became the heartbeat of Latin Music." In 2015, he was inducted into the Puerto Rico Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to music in Puerto Rico.

Additionally, Jose is proudly associated with Pearl Drums and Percussion, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Pro-Mark Drum Sticks and Mallets, Purecussion Percussion, Cymbag, and Cympad, endorsing their products in his musical endeavors.

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Dr. Jose Rosa - Professional Musician, Author and Educator