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Jose Rodriguez Alvira (b. 1954) lives on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Since 1983 he has taught at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he is professor of music theory. He has also held administrative positions including Chair of the Theory and Composition Department and Dean of Academic Affairs. Currently he teaches music theory and computer notation courses for music. He has studied at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, the Conservatoire de Musique d'Aubervilliers and the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
Alvira's music has been played in Puerto Rico, Latin America, Europe and the United States, and in major festivals including the Festival Sonidos de las Americas: Puerto Rico that took place at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1997.
He is the webmaster of www.teoria.com, a music theory web site that received the 2006 Merlot Classic Award in music.