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USF Music Alumnus José Valentino-Ruiz Recognized for Work on Latin GRAMMY Winning Album

Monday, November 25, 2019

José Valentino Ruiz on the red carpet of the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas

José Valentino Ruiz on the red carpet at the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14, 2019.

José Valentino Ruiz, an alumnus of the USF School of Music, was recently recognized by the Latin Recording Academy for his work work as a flutist and audio engineer on the album “Todo Pasa” by Miami music producer Juan Delgado.

“Todo Pasa” received the Latin GRAMMY for the Best Christian Album in the Spanish language category.

Valentino currently serves as an assistant professor of music business, entrepreneurship, and music technology at the University of Florida. He holds two degrees from the USF School of Music—a bachelor’s degree in music studies (‘09), and a PhD in music education (’16). Valentino also received a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami ('12) and a Doctor of Ministry from the Truth and Mercy Institute for Advanced Ministry Studies ('15).

About the Latin GRAMMYs

The Latin GRAMMY Awards recognize excellence and create a greater public awareness of the cultural diversity of Latin recording artists and creators, both domestically and internationally. Each November, the Latin GRAMMYs are held in Las Vegas, Nevada.