Music transformed the life of Andres Lopera. Born in a small town in Colombia, he joined the town band at age 11. Soon he was touring the country and making connections that eventually led to a Masters Degree in Conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music. Today, as musical director and conductor at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, he is bringing the gift of music to hundreds of young people.


Producer: Eric Slade
Videographers: Greg Bond, Todd Sonflieth, Nicholas Fisher
Editor: Lisa Suinn-Kallem
Audio: Randy Layton
Additional Crew: Kelsey Wallace
Special Thanks: Brent Rogers, Rex Productions & Post, Visual Music, Carlos Alberto Montañez Zapata and Riley Stevenson