Omar Surillo, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an award-winning composer, producer/engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from Orlando, FL. His music has been performed nationally and internationally in various ensembles ranging from classical to rock. Surillo received his Master of Music degree in Music Composition from Yale School of Music in May of 2011. Earlier studies include a Bachelor of Music (Music Theory and Composition) from Stetson University (2008), and an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia College (2006). After graduating from Yale University, Surillo went on to teach audio production, post-AP music theory, and composition classes at ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT. In 2013, he went on to teach Digital Audio and Music Theory 1 at Stetson University, along with History of Jazz and Rock, Ear Training, and Composition courses at Valencia College.
Currently, Surillo serves as music faculty at Richland College, where he teaches Audio Recording, Live Sound, Composition, American Music (History of Jazz and Rock), and leads all Music Theory courses. Aside from his teaching duties, Prof. Surillo remains an active composer and is often called upon to write, collaborate, and record with artists in Venezuela, Poland, New York, and Florida. He currently resides in Richardson where he enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and chasing after his English bulldog, Dexter.