Jose Luis HernandezTulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Youth Development, Community Organizing, Fundraising, and Musical Direction. Strong professional with a PPE Course Certificate (56 hrs.) focused in Leading Change in Education Systems from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Director of Sistema Tulsa
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Oct 2014 - Current
Sistema Tulsa ( is a program of Boston Avenue UMC that nurtures community and improves young people’s lives through the practice of music. Our program is part of the worldwide El Sistema music education movement. We inspire support from visionary funders and partner with school and community leaders.
Musical Director/Conductor
Freelance Musical Director/Conductor
Dec 2010 - Current
Atlanta Music Project, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, YOLA, South Texas Youth Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Oklahoma Community Orchestra, Play On, Philly! Children's Orchestra, Philadelphia All-Charter Schools Orchestra, Sinfónica Juvenil Carlos Chávez, Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela, Juventud Sinfonica Tamaulipeca (Summer Program), Signature Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Sept. 2018), Boston Avenue Chancel Choir (April 2019), Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) Orchestra (May 2018).
Adjunct Faculty
Oklahoma City University
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Creator of MUED 2071 - "Social action through Music,” an undergraduate level course on music education and social justice; Curator of Music Transforms Symposium; Executive Director of El Sistema Oklahoma.
Sistema Fellow
New England Conservatory
Aug 2011 - May 2012
The Sistema Fellows Program is a full-time training program designed for ten postgraduate musicians and music educators who are passionate about envisioning initiatives that connect music, youth, and social change. Fellows engage in an intensive curriculum that includes leadership, communication, non-profit strategy, funding, operations, evaluation and assessment, and educational philosophy and policy.
Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Music
The University of Texas-Pan American
Master of Music
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
PPE Course Certificate (56 hrs.), Leading Change in Education Systems
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