Bio


 
Native from Mexico, Valeria Jonard received her bachelor´s degree in 2009 at the “Conservatorio de las Rosas” in Morelia, Mexico and her M.A. at Western Michigan University in 2012. As a composer, she has had personal revisions with composers and performers such as Angelo Sturiale, Javier Alvarez, Robert Platz, Mario Lavista, Fernanado Dominguez, Ivan Manzanillo and the Lationamericano String Quartet.
In 2005 she became a FOESCAM scholar (State Fund for Culture and Arts in Michoacan) for the project Yeyuno, for stomach sounds which was presented at the “Internationale Ferienkuse für Neue Musik” in Darmstadt, Germany in 2006.
Her music has been played in different stages in Mexico and the United States. She has collaborated with different ensembles and artists such as Birds on a Wire and Liminar ensemble.  In 2012 she was honored with the Ron Nelson Award to compose a piece for Orchestra.
Her recent interest focuses in combining different technologies and sources of sound.
During the 2013 she studied at the Sound Art Program at Columbia University.