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Biography

Emmanuel Segarra Ortíz was born in Bayamón Puerto Rico and began his musical education as a child thanks to his father. He began learning to play the trumpet and upon entering the Escuela Libre De Música de San Juan, he studied the alto saxophone. In his last year of high school, Emmanuel studied harmony and composition with the composer Rubén Toledo. In 2014, he won the "Best Composer" award at the Smithsonian American Sabor Contest event on which Emmanuel conducted his work with the Puerto Rico Concert Band and in 2018 the first prize in the Danza Contest of the Cultural Institute of Puerto Rico. Over the years, Emmanuel has presented and conducted his works at the Escuela Libre de Música of San Juan and Caguas, the University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedra campus), the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and at the Gallery Inn hotel as part of the Concert Series Young Artists Concerts of Puerto Rico which Emmanuel co founded with the pianist Bryan Ojeda. Emmanuel has also collaborated with different students around the island to musicalize special projects such as in the Puerto Rico Gamejam of 2019 and at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. In 2020 the Institute of Culture of Puerto Rico awarded Emmanuel the Narciso Figueroa recognition for his Puerto Rican danza "La Conejita Moona" 

 

He graduated in 2019 from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico with concentration in Composition after four years of studying with the renowed composer Alfonso Fuentes. Right after graduating he attended the NYU Film Scoring Summer Workshop where he had the opportunity to learn from masters such as Mark Snow (X Files) and Mark Suozzo.

He holds a Master Dregree in Screen Scoring from the prestigious program of University of Southern California where he studied with industry leading composers such as Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Dante's Inferno, Shadow of Mordor), Patrick Kirst (The Kissing Booth, Breaking Surface), Eric Schmidt (Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring), Pete Anthony (Orchestrator for The Mandalorian, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jungle Cruise...) and Christopher Young (Hellbound, Spiderman 3, The Grudge)