National Conservatory of Music of Costa Rica - B.M.
New England Conservatory of Music - M.M
New England Conservatory of Music - Graduate Diploma
Bard College - Advance Performance Studies
Luis Herrera holds a master’s degree and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a bilingual educator, Luis has previously taught at festivals in Panama and Costa Rica, where he is originally from, and has worked as the assistant director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Days in the Arts at Tanglewood. He is currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School as a Percussion and Hand Drumming Instructor, and his most recent engagement places him as a percussionist in The Orchestra Now.
As a classical Percussionist, Luis has has performed with many renowned ensembles such as the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra, Costa Rican Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Civic Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Chamber Orchestra, Callithumpian Consort, and The Orchestra Now. He has recently performed under many leading conductors including Hugh Wolff, Stefan Asbury, Carl St. Clair, Irwin Hoffman, Tan Dun, John Nelson, Jeffrey Kahane, and David Loebel. He has also accompanied celebrated soloists, including Nicholas Kitchen (Borromeo String Quartet), Simone Porter, Andreas Neufeld, Andreas Hofmeier, Néstor Torres, Gábor Tarkövi, among others. His orchestral experience has led him to perform in prestigious concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Jordan Hall, Fisher Center, Grieghallen, Stavanger Konserthus, and Oslo Konserthus.
Luis believes in an individualized and dynamic approach to teaching in which students can take advantage of their unique talents to strengthen their overall skill set.