About Alberto Monnar
He was born in Miami, Florida. Monnar's interest in music began during his early
childhood years. In the beginning, music was only a hobby to him. He began to play
the piano at the age of 6, and at the age of 12, he started to play the soprano
saxophone. At 15, he started to sing.
At the age of 12, Monnar started to delve into music composition. His first song was a short march called "Soldier's March". After which, he wrote ballads for the soprano saxophone. Over time, he started to delve into other genres, such as jazz, adult contemporary pop, latin, and classical music in both English and Spanish. He has also went on to write lyrics during this same year in said genres.
Monnar graduated from his high school, Miami Lakes Educational Center, with a Music Technology And Sound Engineering certificate. Monnar holds a Bachelor Of Music Degree in Music Theory And Composition from New World School Of The Arts under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Epstein Garcia since 2014, and is currently at the Florida International University School Of Music completing his Master Of Music Degree In Music Theory And Composition under the tutelage of Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia. His thesis piece is a fifteen-minute string quartet entitled "A Pensive State Of Mind", accompanied by an upcoming analytical paper of said work.
Monnar served as a graduate teaching assistant for the FIU School Of Music under the direction of bassist Dr. Luis Gomez Imbert, and music theorist, Dr. Joel Galand in 2016.