Alfonso Molina is a Mexican composer of opera, musical theater, orchestral music, chamber Music, film Music and other audiovisual arts from Sonora, Mexico. He has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, Columbia University, FONCA-CONACYT, the Mexican Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), the Boston Metro Opera and others. His works have been performed in the United States, Mexico, Czech Republic, Spain among other places.
He obtained his Master of Music in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Richard Danielpour and Marjorie Marryman. Simultaneously, he studied with Samuel Zyman, Theory Professor from The Juilliard School. Prior to this, he studied postgraduate composition studies at the Mannes Conservatory at The New School of Music with Rudolph Palmer. Molina holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) from the University of Arizona where he studied with Daniel Asia.. During this time he also did some postgraduate studies with Ladislav Kubik in the Czech Republic and later with Luis Verges in Barcelona, Spain due to a Scholarship from the Carolina Foundation that he received in 2019 to study Musical Visual Arts at Cataluña's Superior School of Music (ESMUC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Molina’s opera prima “Illegal Alien” (2014) was awarded the Advocacy Award at the Boston Metro Opera. Molina’s work includes soundtracks of the films “De Nadie - Morir Cruzando” (Border Crossing), winner of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, “La Patrona,” (2009) Cannes Festival official selection and others.
Molina is currently a full-time professor of Musical Composition at the Tec de Monterrey University in Querétaro, Mexico.