Adriana Perera

Adriana Perera

Adriana Perera

Title: Chair, Department of Music
Associate Professor of Theory and Composition

Office Location: Hamel Hall 207A
Phone: (269) 471-3556


B.M. Universidad Adventista del Plata (Argentina)
B.M. Conservatorio Joaquin Rodrigo (Spain)
M.M. Conservatorio Superior de Valencia (Spain)
M.M. Belmont University (Nashville, USA)
Doctoral Studies, Universidad Catolica de Argentina (Argentina)


Adriana Perera is the Chair of the Department of Music. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at the Universidad Catolica de Argentina, where she is a D.M.A. candidate in Music Composition. Prior to coming to Andrews, she taught music theory and composition at Oakwood University, and before that, she served as the Chair of the J.S.Bach Conservatory in Sagunto, Spain. She also taught music and worship at the Adventist Theological Seminary of Sagunto, Spain.

She was born in Uruguay, where she started piano lessons at the age of six. She continued her musical studies in piano, music theory, orchestral conducting, and composition in Argentina, Spain and the United States. More than 200 sacred pieces written by her are currently performed by choirs, orchestras, and soloists around the world. As a composer and recording artist, she has co-produced six album CDs with her sacred musical works.
Mrs. Perera is an international speaker who has lectured on music and worship in several countries of Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean. The main purpose of her ministry is to promote the organization of quality music ministries in local churches and the production of music materials that make an impact on society, taking the message of Jesus to everyone. She has published several articles and two books on the topic of music and worship: “En espiritu y en verdad” (Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2013); and “More than Music: Worship” (Biblio Publishing, 2017). Her research interests include the African American music legacy and its influence on contemporary choral works.