Omar Cruz Cabrera is a Puerto Rican composer. His work is primarily orchestral/Pop, often with a world music and choral influence.
Omar began his music education at the Libre de Música School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After then, he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico receiving a Bachelor Degree in Science – (BS) in Physics Applied to Electronics and Bachelor Degree in Arts – (BA) in Music. There he studied piano with Dr. Samuel Pérez, and orchestration and composition with Dr. Raymond Torres-Santos and Ernesto Cordero. Then, he continued to study at the University of Phoenix, receiving a Master degree in Technology Management (MBA/TM), and completed the "Specialist Certificate in Orchestration for Film and TV" from Berklee Online, the online school of Berklee College of Music (studying under Ben Newhouse and Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, Fornite)).
While studying, Omar was been recognized with various awards including Felipe Gutiérrez Y Espinosa Medal, The Israel Rodriguez Family prize as the student with the highest overall marks in his class, the Berklee / Coursera "Modern Musicianship Capstone Scholarship" for being one of the 10 best students for the specialization, and the “Ed Cherney Scholarship” for his outstanding work, in recognition of his academic excellence at Berklee.
Cruz Cabrera was a member of The San Juan Philharmonic Chorale performing on seasons of The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (PRSO) and The Casals Festival. Also, he was a member of the Opera Choir in many productions including “Gala de 30 años con Plácido Domingo”. He has been Music Director of many music events and international tours like: “African Tour” with Dr. Ron Kenoly (Benin, Nigeria, Ghana) and “Live in Brazil: The Pianoforte Collection Tour” with international pianist Adlan Cruz, among others.