Strongly characterized by a deep interest in approaching a wide variety of poetics and aesthetics, as well as engaging the audience on multiple levels of perception, the music of Colombian-born composer Felipe Tovar-Henao has been highly awarded throughout his professional career. He has studied with composers Andrés Posada-Saldarriaga (Colombia) and Marco Alunno (Italy-Colombia), and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Music Composition from Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia) where he also received high honours for his thesis composition and was awarded an Honour Graduate Tuition Fellowship to pursue his graduate studies at the same University. He has also actively participated in master classes and private lessons with internationally renowned composers such as Kamran Ince (Turkey-USA), Javier Álvarez (Mexico), Alberto Villalpando (Bolivia), Víctor Agudelo (Colombia), Mark Olivieri (USA), among many others. In 2014 he was commissioned the piece Tubiphona exequialis: Images for brass ensemble, percussion and celesta by Colombian conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada in collaboration with the Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT and Orquesta de la Red de Escuelas de Medellín. In 2013 he was also awarded with a creative grant by the Medellín Administration, in order to write the song cycle for mixed choir Cinco Cantos Embera-Chamí. Sponsored by the Foundation Fraternidad-Medellín, Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, COLFUTURO, Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia and Indiana University, he is currently pursuing an M.M. degree in Composition at IU - Jacobs School of Music, in Bloomington, IN, where he studies with American composer Don Freund. He is also currently working at the JSoM - Latin American Music Center as the music arranger of the Latin American Music Ensemble.