Victor Olvera

Adjunct Professor, Music

In 1998, Victor Rafael Olvera earned a doctoral degree in Music Composition and Choral Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned his masters degree from Brigham Young University where he was the conductor of the "BYU Spanish Choir" and member of the Spring Chorale under the direction of Dr. Mack Wilberg. In addition, he was an assistant director and Performer of the "Group of New Music". He was born in Mexico where he obtained a B.A. in composition at the National School of Music of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.  

Dr. Olvera formally served as Academic Coordinator and Professor of "Music Literature and Composition" at the Conservatory of Music of the State of Mexico.  A recipient of numerous awards including the "Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz" National Composition Prize in Mexico, and the "Barlow Composer Residency" award, Dr. Olvera was also founder, director and pianist of the "Anat K'ay Mormon Choir".  He is currently teaching courses in desktop music production at JCCC.