Ysomar Echazabal Granados was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She was awarded a full scholarship to study at the University of Miami, School of Music, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1994, graduating Cum Laude. Because of her outstanding record and dedication to her profession, Dr. Granados was also granted a Teaching Assistanship at the same institution, where she obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees with an Awardof Academic Merit.
During her studies at the University of Miami, Dr. Granados was a winner of several awards. She successfully taught piano at all levels and also specialized in the early childhood music program at the Music Education Department.
Ysomar Echazabal Granados is an accomplished performer. She has played successfully in South America, Austria and the United States both as a soloist and accompanist.
Dr. Granados has served as a temporary full time music professor at Broward College (Central Campus), and an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and Nova University. She worked at Immaculate Conception School for nine years teaching K-8 and founded a children’s choir and an adult teacher choir for the school. Currently, Dr. Granados serves as a full time teacher at St. Bonaventure Catholic School, teaching students from Kinder -8th grade. She is also the founder and current director of two choirs: St. Bonaventure Children’s Chorale (3-5 grader) and Voice of Twelve (6-8 grade).
Dr. Granados is a member of The National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and The American Federation of Pueri Cantores.
In 2003, Dr. Granados received the Deaver Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and was the Teacher of The Year at Immaculate Conception School. In 2014, Dr. Granados was the Teacher of The Year at St. Bonaventure Catholic School, where she has been the music teacher since 2010. For two consecutive years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, Dr. Granados has also been one of the three finalists in music for The Arts Teacher of The Year of Broward County.