Current Positions

Outstanding Awards:

*More awards and critics at:www.barbosavasquez.com/critics

Professional Experience

Conductor Experience:

  • Music Director, Artistic Director, and/or Principal Conductor:  Collaborative Arts Summer Camp - Opera for the Community (CA, USA) / World Music Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA) / Huila Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia) / Choirs and Orchestras Schools E&P® Program (Colombia) / Music Director Pronartes (Musical Theater Company) (Colombia) / Huila Symphony Orchestra-Conservatory of Music (Colombia)

  • Guest Conductor: Wabash Valley Youth Symphony (IN, USA) / OCSA Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA) / Young Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador (El Salvador) / Corpas Opera Workshop and Chamber Orchestra (Colombia) / Esperanza Azteca Foundress Symphony Orchestras (México) / Caldas Symphony Orchestra (Colombia).  

  • International Conducting Competitions: 1st. Opera Conductors Competition-Opera Royal de Wallonie (Belgium)* / III Nino Rota International Conducting Competition (Italy)*  (*Representing Latin-America)

  • Assistant Conductor: APU Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA), APU Opera Theater (CA, USA), LirycArte E&P® (Opera and Zarzuela company at Colombia)

  • Professor of Conducting: Music Conservatory of Huila (Colombia) / Esperanza Azteca Foundress Symphony Orchestra  (México) / Young Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador (El Salvador).

  • International Lecturer: Special Guest* at the 11th European Orchestra Festival of (EOFed) (Norway) / Special Guest* at WFAO General Assembly 2019 Singapore (*Representing LatinAmerica)

Orchestral Experience:  

  • Principal Viola: Juan N. Corpas Symphony Orchestra / Caldas Symphony Orchestra / Young Colombia Symphony Orchestra / Camerata Acordanza / Orchestra of the Art and Opera for All Foundation / Bogotá Symphony Orchestra Foundation / Unimúsica Symphony Orchestra

  • Violist: Scholarship holder and founder of Colombian Young Philharmonic (FJC) / Symphony Orchestra of the Liric Art Foundation / National Symphony Orchestra of  Colombia as Young Talent

Administrative Experience:

  • Grad Assistant to Chair of Deparment of Performing Arts at APU (USA) Jan 2017- May 2018

  • Head of the Virrey Solís-E&P Conservatory: February 2014 – April 2015

  • President and Founder of Intersociedad-E&P Foundation:  July 2013 – Present

  • CEO,  Artistic Director and Founder of E&P Music®:  August 2011 - Present

  • Founder E&P®  Chorus -  Cajicá, Colina y Aparecida: (March 2013, August 2013, October 2013)

  • Founder E&P® Symphony Orchestra: August 2011

  • CEO of Intersociedad SAS: October 2009 – October 2012

  • Music Director Intersociedad SAS: October 2008 – July 2013


IV International Cartagena Music Festival / Some versions of the Zipacón Music Festival / International Music Festival of Tunja (2009) / First and Second Interuniversity meeting Violas Colombia / Winner of university groups Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano / XVII Bogotá Opera Festival “Festival Opera al Parque” of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra / International Festival of Bambuco 2015 / Scholarship holder of International Music Festival A Tempo Bogotá 2015


D.M. (Doctor in Music) Conducting (Studies in Process)

Major in Opera and Orchestra Conducting. Minors in Theory and Arts Administration.

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University (USA)

           Recipient: Graduate Tuition Award and Artistic Excellence Award

M.M. (Master in Music) Conducting (2018):

(Graduated with Honors) Major in Opera and Orchestra Conducting

School of Music, College of Music and the Arts - Azusa Pacific University (USA)

 Assistant Conductor: APU Symphony Orchestra / APU Opera Theater.

 Grad Assistant: To the Chief of the Department of the Performing Arts

 Recipient: Full Assistantship and John Simons Scholarship

B.M. (Bachelor of Music) Maestro en Música (2015):

(Graduated with Honors) Mayor in Conducting, Minors in Viola and Chamber Music.

School of Music - Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas, (Colombia)

Principal Viola: Juan N. Corpas Symphony Orchestra / Camerata Acordanza

Mayor Area in Orchestral Conducting: Jorge Alejandro Salazar (Colombia) Chief of the Conducting Department.

Major Area in Viola: Aníbal Dos Santos (Venezuela, USA) Chief of the Viola Deparment, Dr. Raúl García (Colombia, USA), Sandra Arango (Colombia, Austria)

Minor Area in Chamber Music: Leonardo Hoyos (Colombia, URSS, Germany) Chief of the Chamber Music Department, Detmar Leertouwer (Holland, Switzerland), Juan Pablo Martínez (Colombia, Canada)

Global Leader Executive Certificate (Orchestral Administration and Leadership) 2014:

YOA-Orchestra of the Americas (USA)

Main Conducting Professors

Arthur Fagen (At Indiana University - IN,USA )

Thomas Wilkins (At Indiana University - IN,USA )

Christopher Russell (At Azusa Pacific University - CA,USA)

Jorge Alejandro Salazar (At Corpas - Colombia)

Other Studies

  • Scholarship holder of “Semillero de Talentos Colfuturo  Program”

  • Training for Workshop leader and Conductor of the Venezuelan Orchestral and Choral System

  • Music Education and Pedagogy: Ph D. Gloria Zapata

  • Pedagogy of String Instruments: Maestro Fabio Santana

  • Conducting Workshop as Active Participant: Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá Conducting Workshop as Scholarship holder (2016) / A Tempo Bogotá Advanced Conducting Workshop as Scholarship holder (2015) / National Symphony Orchestra of  Colombia (2014) / Caldas Symphony Orchestra as Scholarship holder (2013) / Latinamerican Voices in Choir (2011)

  • Viola Master Class as Scholarship holder: Jonathan Moerschel (USA) / Santiago Garmendia (Venezuela, USA) / Craig Mumm (USA) /  Andrew Zaplatynsky (USA), Delphine Tissot (France, Germany) / Richard Muncey / Susan Dench (England) /  Katie Heller (England) / Carlos Botero (Colombia, USA) among others

  • Trainer training encounters as Conductor, Workshop Leader of Viola and Violist: Corporación Andina de Fomento / Corporación Coral y Orquestal de Colombia / Universidad Juan N. Corpas / FESNOJIV

  • Master Classes and Orchestral Workshops: I Musici of Montreal Chamber Orchestra /Leonardo Federico Hoyos (Colombia, USSR, Germany) / Jesus Perez (Venezuela) / Igor Lara (Venezuela) / Juan José Pérez (Colombia) / Rodolfo Sambingueli (Venezuela)  among others / Mary Mary Ann Mumm USA

  • Chamber Music: Calder Quartet (USA) / Carducci Quartet (England) / Manovol Quartet (Colombia), Q-Art Quartet (Colombia) / Gaston Colloca (Argentina, USA), Detmar Leertouwer (Holland, Switzerland) / Andrew Zaplatynsky (USA) / Juan Pablo Martínez (Colombia, Canada) among others.  

Diego Barbosa-Vasquez at Disney Concert
Diego Barbosa-Vasquez at Disney Concert