José Herrera holds a B.A. in Art History and a Diploma in Education specialising in Music, from the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands) and has been conductor of Camerata Lacunensis since 2000.
As a composer, he has premiered several of his works and arrangements with his own choir. A number of his other works have also been performed by both local and foreign choirs. His work La tarde sobre los tejados, for mixed choir, was declared “A Work of Special Interest” at the 8th Puebla de la Calzada Amadeus International Composition Competition, in Badajoz (Spain). His last premiere, Inclinado en las tardes, commissioned by maestro Javier Busto, was performed by the choir Aquam Laude, conducted by Javier Busto himself.
He has conducted professional historic performance ensembles including Aires de Hesperia, La Regencia, La Floresta, Il Groppolo Spagnuolo and Capilla Nivariense, performing projects dealing with the recovery and promotion of Renaissance and Baroque music. He plays continuo on the portative organ and harpsichord as a member of historic performance ensembles. He has also produced premier performances of contemporary choral music by composers including Dante Andreo, Javier Busto, Samuel Aguilar, Alessandro Cadario, Andres Malachevski or César Alejandro Carrillo.
He has also participated in several disc recordings as conductor or chorus master. He has been teacher of the Tenerife Choir School (2017- 2018). He is founding member of AEDCORO, Spanish Association of Choir conductors, founded in October 2016 in Burgos (Spain). He is currently member of its Governing Board. He is invited to give courses and workshops in the Canary Islands and also across the whole of Spain. He is frequently asked to serve as a member of national and international juries at different choral competitions.