Dr. Ysomar Granados, D.M.A., was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She was awarded a full scholarship to study piano performance at the University of Miami, school of music where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree/cum laude in 1994. She was offered an assistantship while working on her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the same institution. Dr. Granados finished her Masters in piano performance in 1996, and Doctorate in Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy in 2001 both with an Award of Academic Merit. She is certified in the State of Florida to teach Music, Spanish, and ESOL. She was teacher of the year in 2003 at Immaculate Conception School, and in 2014 at St. Bonaventure School. Dr. Granados was selected as a finalist in the 28th and 29th Annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Dr. Granados is a member of the FVA, NAfME, MPA, and FCMEA. Her middle school choirs have performed not only locally but in Carnegie Hall, Rome, and the Vatican City. Currently, she teaches music at Franklin Academy (K-8) in Pembroke Pines, and is working on a Master degree in Pastoral Ministry. At Nova Southeastern University, she serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts.