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"I firmly believe in the idea that knowledge is synonymous with freedom and both concepts require a learning process. I try to instill in my students a love for that process, which includes the self-perception of the vocal instrument, the assimilation of theoretical concepts and their practice, and new musical challenges that awaken the student's curiosity and desire to improve. I also like to work on developing students' autonomy so that they can design their own study routine to improve their vocal technique as well as their artistry and musicianship."
"Berklee makes a difference in enabling this symbiosis between art and skills by providing students with the tools they need to explore their own talents and encouraging them to surpass themselves and push their limits far beyond."
"As a performer, I had the opportunity to develop different roles: leader of my own band, backing vocalist, guest singer in different bands (vocal groups, big bands, symphonic bands, small and big ensembles), performer, composer, and arranger. I have also worked as a voice teacher in different schools in the Valencian Community since 2000. Combining both facets throughout my career has allowed me to have a broad perspective of the teaching of singing and its multidisciplinary nature, an experience that I try to put at the disposal of students."
Ester Andujar has released three albums as a leader (Tristeza de Amar, Celebrating Cole Porter, and Páginas Preciosas) alternating versions of jazz standards, pop, and Brazilian music with her own compositions. She has toured extensively with her own band or as a backing vocalist throughout the Spanish and international cultural circuits including Argentina, Cuba, Poland, France, Morocco, Romania, and Jordan. Her second release, Celebrating Cole Porter, was recorded in New York with musicians like Ben Street, Helen Sung, Rob Bargad, and Peter Bernstein, and was highly rated by critics and specialized press. Scherzo magazine dedicated an article to her: ''Ester Andújar: Prophet in Her Own Land'' (No. 244, September 2009). Celebrating Cole Porter was presented at the annual conference of the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) in New York with Dave Schnniter a special guest artist.
Andujar composes and arranges (together with Arantxa Domínguez), the music for the project Suite Nivola, a programmatic concert in tribute to the novel Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno. Presentation at the Jazz Festival of the Polytechnic University Valencia and the Cultural Centre La Beneficència.
She is currently composing songs for her new album, performing with her band at local jazz venues, and collaborating with AGR Nonet as a guest artist with Perico Sambeat.