J. Andrés Ballesteros is a composer and educator based in Boston, MA. Andrés has been a leader on issues of representation, inclusion, and community work in the classical music world.
As a composer, Andrés regularly works on collaborative projects that engage with youth and community organizations in creating original works that center their experiences. These include pieces that focus on immigration in the USA, spotlight the impacts of the climate crisis, and celebrate the Latine experience. He taught for seven years at Boston Arts Academy and continues his educational work with a focus on youth creativity.
A graduate of Harvard University, Andrés has been recognized as a Boston Latino 30 Under 30 honoree, invited to speak at the League of American Orchestras National Conference in 2018 and 2019, and profiled in Ana Francisca Vega’s book Corazón de Mexicanos Como Yo, highlighting 50 Mexican-Americans who broke boundaries.