Hector Javier Rodriguez Santos enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, having given performances and masterclasses in Puerto Rico, Canada, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico, as well as in the United States.
Dr Rodriguez joined the faculty of the University of TexasRio Grande Valley in the fall of 2014, where he serves as Director of the Guitar Ensemble and as Lecturer of Applied Guitar. Prior to his appointment at UTRGV, Rodriguez served on the faculty of the Escuela Preparatoria, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and faculty at South Texas College.
As an advocate for new music for guitar ensemble, Dr Rodriguez has arranged several works, with the particular aim of replicating the sound world of the symphony orchestra. His arrangements for guitar ensemble have been performed in concerts and festivals in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, Panama, and Lebanon, among others.