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Jose V Ruiz-Resto
Assistant Professor
School of Music/Head & Inaugural Professor of Music Business & Entrepreneurship | Digital Musicianship & Production, Social Impact of Music Entrepreneurs, Strategic Music Entrepreneurship Development, Foundations of Music Business, Music Production in Commercial Media, & Multimedia Production for the Music Industry
Biography

COMPLETE BIO & INFORMATION:

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED AWARDS IN MUSIC, TELEVISION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, & EDUCATION:

Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is considered by many to be preeminent multi-hyphenate of his generation holding the following distinctions:

  • UF Foundation Preeminence Term Professorship Nominee (selected by College of the Arts)
  • EMMY® Award Winner (Best Cultural Documentary) as Music Producer, Co-Composer, Musician, and Audio Engineer
  • Latin GRAMMY® Award Winner (Best Classical Contemporary Composition) as Composer and Interpreting Performer
  • Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning Album personnel (Best Christian Album in Spanish Language) as Recording Engineer and Flutist
  • Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee (Best Latin Jazz Album) as Artist, Producer, Arranger, and Recording Engineer
  • Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee (Best Instrumental Album) as Producer, Mastering Engineer, and Composer
  • USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award for Entrepreneurial Impact and Global Otreach through Arts Education & Career Development Initiatives (6 out of 100,000 people were awarded this distinction)
  • Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay) Commendation for Outstanding Service in Arts Entrepreneurship and Community Development
  • 52-time DOWNBEAT® Music Award Winner (record holder) as Competitor (42) and Faculty Advisor (10) in the following categories: Jazz Soloist, Small Jazz Group, Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist, Blues/Pop/Rock Group, Latin Group, Engineered Studio Recording, Engineered Live Recording, and Classical Soloist
  • AVA Digital® Award Winner (Best Music Video) as Music Producer, Supervisor of Music & Audio Production, and Mastering Engineer
  • Global Music® Award Winner (Best Meditative Album) as Producer, Audio Engineer, and Musician
  • Parents' Choice Award Winner (Best Children's Album) as Recording Engineer and Musician
  • YAMAHA® Young Peforming Artist International Winner as Flutist
  • National Flute Association Jazz Flute Soloist Winner
  • SAEE Research Impact Award Finalist
  • JRME National Doctoral Dissertation Award Finalist

CURRENT ROLES:

FULL-TIME JOINT-VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS:

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Music, concentration in Music Education (three cognates: Production, Performance, and Pedagogy)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Global Outreach, concentration in Ethnodoxology and Missiology
  • Master of Music (M.M.) in Instrumental Performance, concentrations in Classical and Studio Music/Jazz
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Studies, concentration in Music Theory
Contact Information
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jruizresto@ufl.edu
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