Conductor and baritone of Concierto Latinoamericano and Artistic Director of Choir Kantorei CEDROS – UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA, Jorge Cózatl (b. 1973) was born in Mexico City and studied at the National School of Music. Since then, he has maintained constant activity around choral music in Mexico, Unites States of America, Latin America and Europe. He formed and conducted the Coro Infantil y Juvenil de México in 1994, conducted the Goethe Institute Choir in Mexico in 2000, the Femenine Choir of the Reihnische Musikschule in Cologne, Germany in 2001 and Niños Cantores de Tepotzotlán from 2002 to 2011. He has conducted the Madrigal Choir of the National Institute of Fine Arts INBA in Mexico as well as several ensambles and choirs in different states of Mexico, including Coro de la República. He has also composed works for choir and orchestra and produced vocal arrangements of different folk tunes, mainly of Latin American music that have been recorded by different ensambles in Mexico, USA, Canada and Austria.
He participated as a guest composer in the first and fourth year that Vocal Essence offered the ¡Cantaré! Community Engagement program. In 2013, he was invited by the North Dakota State University as a composer and conductor for the Choral Symposium.
Cózatl created COR-ATL MÉXICO in 2010 which is an organization interested in the Mexican Choral Activity’s documentation and dissemination.