Recently named Chorus Austin 2017 Young Composers Competition’s winner with Seven Seconds of Love as well as Olivia Jageur’s 15 Second Harp call for scores for harp and treble with Schola Cantorum choir of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Music conducted by Scott Price, Cordero enjoys writing music mainly for the voice, having completed a 3-act operetta called: Un Cuento de Luces y Sombras (A tale of Light and Shadows), with an original story and libretto. Among his works, he can count pieces for voice and piano, pieces for choir (a cappella and accompanied); as well as music for chamber ensembles and orchestra. His pieces have been performed internationally, including Venezuela, the United States, London, Canadá, Belgium, and Australia. Runner-up for the 2016 TPS Composition Competition, the composer is a former voice student at Conservatorio de Música José Luis Paz tutored by soprano Maribel Gómez and former singer in Grupo Coral Venezziola. He is currently singing with Houston Symphony Chorus and Moores School of Music’s Opera Chorus.

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Carlos is currently residing in Houston, Texas where is enrolled at the Master of Music in Composition at University of Houston, Moores School of Music, with Dr. Robert Smith as his current professor. Former Choral Conductor and Music Educator at El Sistema, he holds a B.M. from Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta (UNICA, 2015) and is currently finishing a Specialization in Composition (UNICA, 2017) with Maestro Franklin Pire as his mentor.