Emmanuel (Manny) is a Dominican-American composer, pianist, and conductor with the goal of creating musical narratives that resonate with people from all walks of life. His love for sound has enabled him to work with dynamic string quartets, energetic symphony orchestras of all levels, and chamber music ensembles all over the east coast. A passionate advocate for popular music, he is also the pianist and music director of the Pittsburgh-based Latin American music group GAVAS Beat. Manny holds degrees from Florida International University and Ithaca College and is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Pittsburgh. Manny’s most recent endeavor involves making music for WYEP/WESA as part of their 2023-24 Artist in Residency program.