BFA in Music, Carnegie Mellon University; MA, Duquesne University; Certificate of Professional Studies at Temple University
He is a Percussionist and Assistant Conductor with Disney’s production of The Lion King, NYC. He performs and records regularly in New York with various Latin jazz Groups. He is the recipient of the 2006 Drum Magazine World Beat Percussionist of the Year award. Mr. Morales-Matos is a member of Ron Carter Jazz Quartet, Philadelphia Orchestra. He is a professor at both Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, NYC.