About Jose Luis Hernandez

Jose Luis' music-making is polished and informed by reflection on the affirming role that music can play in people’s lives.

Jose Luis is the Director of Sistema Tulsa at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he has helped build an inspiring music education program for local youth and community. On Oklahoma Arts Day, he accepted a citation of commendation on behalf of Sistema Tulsa and addressed the Oklahoma House of Representatives to highlight the value of Arts Education. He holds degrees in music from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas Pan-American (M.M. in Orchestral Conducting). He was a Conducting Fellow at Bard College-Conservatory of Music and a Sistema Fellow at the New England Conservatory of Music. He completed “Leading Change in Education Systems,” a professional program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He performs as a pianist and conductor, writes for local and national publications, and serves on various boards including Chamber Music Tulsa and the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the state's official school of the Arts. 

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Sistema Tulsa

Sistema Tulsa is continuing to show us what is possible when a community comes together to give the best of their time, care and skills. The late Jose Antonio Abreu said, “There is nothing more important in life than to give, the more you give the more you receive and this is where true happiness resides—this adds richness to all of life’s meaning. We give the gift of music education to over 150 students.  I always look forward to meeting new students who will get to discover a place of promise through the beauty of music.