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Introduction The music of Erik Morales (born Dec. 10, 1966, New York City) has a unique melodic and harmonic vocabulary that appeals to audiences worldwide. His many published works encompass a large variety of styles and settings, including works for wind, orchestral, jazz and chamber ensembles and have been part of featured performances across the globe. In addition to his published works he also is commissioned regularly by schools and organizations nationwide. A good portion of Mr. Morales' work focuses on achieving a balance between artistic and educational literature. He studied composition at Florida International University, and completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (1989) where he was mentored by renowned music educator Dr. Quincy Hilliard and studied trumpet with Dr. Gary Mortenson and Rich Stoelzel. Mr. Morales' jazz ensemble music is published through Belwin Jazz, a division of Alfred Publishing and his concert and orchestral works are published exclusively through The FJH Music Company, Inc. All of Mr. Morales' chamber music editions are self-published and are available exclusively through MoralesMusic.com.