Esteban Rojas is Music Director of the Flower Mound Community Orchestras and conducts both the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and the Flower Mound Preparatory Orchestra.
Born in San José, Costa Rica and raised in Colombia, Mr. Rojas is well-known across in Latin America as a conductor of professional, community and youth orchestras. Since his arrival to the United States, Mr. Rojas has conducted Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and the Sinfonietta of Fort Worth. In his native Colombia, Mr. Rojas has been invited to conduct the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra, Bogota Metropolitan Orchestra, EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, Valle Symphony Orchestra, Tolima Symphony, and Cundinamarca Philharmonic Orchestra among others.
As an educator Mr. Rojas is strongly committed to the development of youth and college orchestras and has been invited to conduct the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic of Fort Worth, and TCU Symphony Orchestra in United State. He has been actively involved in Colombia’s major youth orchestra programs and conservatories including a long-term relationship with BATUTA (the 2nd largest El Sistema program in the world), Javeriana University, Valle Conservatory of Fine Arts, Valle University, RED de Escuelas de Medellin, and Valle Youth Symphony.
In 2005 Mr. Rojas founded the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Fine Arts of Cali Conservatory. Under his baton, this orchestra achieved wide recognition in Colombia, performing concerts throughout the country. Mr. Rojas also served as a principal conductor of the highly-regarded Huila Department Wind Symphony (2001-2004) and Valle Department Wind Symphony (2004-2006), performing more than 400 concerts. From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Rojas served as General Director and Conductor for the B Sharp Youth Music Program supported by the Goff Family Foundation and based on El Sistema philosophy where he initiated the development of new youth orchestras in partnership with the Fort Worth ISD. Mr. Rojas is also the Music Director of the Pan-American Ensemble.
Mr. Rojas holds Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Christian University. Among his teachers are Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Mackenzie, German Gutierrez, and Victor Yampolski among others.