Jesús Echevarría (b. 1951) received a degree in composition at the Higher School of Music of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and is currently a graduate student of Musicology at the National School of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has studied with Mexican folklorist Héctor Sánchez Campero, received the Grant for Creators from the State Fund for Culture and Arts of Baja, California, and was the first place winner of CONACULTA’s National Music Promotion composition contest in 2004. Currently based in Mexico City, his works have been performed by prominent Mexican musicians and have included pieces for choir, orchestra, solo instrument, and Mexican folk instruments. Jesús participated as a resident composer in the 2010-2011 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! community engagement program in Worthington, Minnesota.