Nelson Hall, assistant professor of music at Florida Memorial University, teaches piano, voice, and theory and conducts the University Chamber Singers. In addition, he has worked with a variety of music professionals, including Nestor Torres, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Posnak, Josh Groban, Andre Crouch, Sandi Patti, and Clifton Davis. Hall received a bachelor of arts degree in music from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. He earned a master’s degree in music and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Miami. Hall was born in Marianao, Cuba.
Composer, master pianist Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández, known by the stage name Bola de Nieve, was born Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández on September 11, 1911, in Guanabacoa, Cuba, to Domingo Villa, a chef, and Inés Fernández, a professional rumba dancer. The couple had 12 children. … Read MoreIgnacio Jacinto Villa Fernández (1911-1971)