J.E. Hernández is a Mexican-born, Houston-based composer and cinematographer. His music has been featured by distinguished ensembles and organizations such as the Washington D.C. John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Brazil National Orchestra, Apollo Chamber Players, Foundation for Modern Music, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and in a wide variety of films, both in the United States and abroad (Slovakia, Mexico, U.K.). Hernández’s work focuses on both traditional and multi-disciplinary mediums and includes collaborations with directors, choreographers, and playwrights. His interest in incorporating his cultural heritage from both his native Tabasco, Mexico, and Houston, Texas led him to create Concertia, a non-profit arts organization supporting social causes whose mission is “to empower social causes through the prism of new music and multi-media art.” He holds his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Moores School of Music, where he studied with Marcus Maroney.