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Invited Presentations and Keynotes

  • New Mexico University, Department of Music, Musicology Colloquium Series, “Experimenting, Improvising, and Composing in the Latin American Classical Music Tradition,” April 18, 2019, Albuquerque, NM
  • Brown University, Department of Music, guest speaker, MusicNow Series, “Embodying Fandom: Chanting in Twentieth-century Argentine Soccer” February 21, 2019, Providence, RI
  • Indiana University, Latin American Music Center, Juan Orrego-Salas 100th Birthday Celebration, guest speaker, “Experimentation in Practice: CLAEM and the Musical Scene of Buenos Aires during the 1960s,” Jacobs School of Music, January 25, 2019, Bloomington, IN
  • Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, Musicology Seminar, guest speaker, “Música y postcolonialidad/decolonialidad en América Latina” [Music and Postcoloniality/Decoloniality in Latin America], San Juan, PR, October 26, 2018
  • Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, 80 Años de Rafael Aponte-Ledée, keynote speaker,
    “El Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (1962–1971), un momento crítico de la vanguardia musical latinoamericana” [CLAEM: A Critical Moment for the Latin American Musical Avant-Garde], October 25, 2018, San Juan, PR
  • Westminster Choir College, Celebration of Westminster Student Research, keynote speaker,“Semiotics of Fandom: Masculinity, Violence, and Deindividuation in Argentine Soccer Chants,” April 26, 2018, Princeton, NJ
  • University of Tennesee, Musicology Distinguished Lecture Series, “Soccer Chants, Heteronormativity and Participatory Sounding-In-Synchrony,” March 10, 2017, Knoxville, TN
  • Círculo Colombiano de Música Contemporánea, Contemporary Music Days, Scholar in Residence, February 17–21, 2014. Bogotá, Colombia
    Keynote Adresses
    “Música, política y resistencia: La semiótica como herramienta para comprender la música en su función social” [Music, Politics, and Resistance: Semiotics as a Tool to Understand the Social Function of Music]. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Bogotá, Colombia), February 22, 2014
    “Filantropía y música: sobre por qué (y cuándo) las élites económicas financian la música” [Philanthropy and Music: About the Why (and When) Economic Elites Fund Music]. Universidad Central (Bogotá, Colombia), February 19, 2014
    CLAEM, un momento crítico de la vanguardia musical latinoamericana [CLAEM: A Critical Moment for the Latin American Musical Avant-Garde] Universidad de los Andes, February 17, 2014
    “Foro: Música y poscolonialismo” invited panel speaker, Universidad Central, February 21, 2014
    “Semiotics of Fandom: Masculinity, Violence, and Deindividuation in Argentine Soccer Chants,” invited presentation, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, February 16, 2018
  • University of Georgia, Hugh Hudgson School of Music, guest speaker, “Music, Policy, and Philanthropy: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music during the Cold War,” Athens, GA, February 15, 2018
  • Cornell University, Department of Music, Panel Moderator and Respondent, “After Experimental Music,” Ithaca, NY, February 8–11, 2018
  • Ithaca College, Department of Music, guest speaker, “Masculinity, Violence, and Deindividuation in Argentine Soccer Chants,” Ithaca, NY, October 12, 2017
  • Círculo Colombiano de Música Contemporánea, Contemporary Music Days, “Conversatorio con: Coriún Aharonián Rodolfo Acosta y Eduardo Herrera,” live-streaming conversation, with Uruguayan composer Coriún Aharonian and Colombian composer Rodolfo Acosta, via videophone, Bogotá, Colombia April 19, 2017
  • Cornell University, Latin American Studies Program, guest speaker, “Soccer Chants, Heteronormativity and Participatory Sounding-In-Synchrony,” Ithaca, NY, April 10, 2017
  • New York Univesity, NYU Department of Music Colloquium Series, “Music, Policy, and Philanthropy: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music during the Cold War,”, New York University, New York, NY, February 16, 2017
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pride, Student Organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (GLBTA) Students, Speaker Panel Program, guest speaker, “Soccer Chants and the Construction of Heteronormativty in Argentina,” invited presentation, Urbana, IL, April 8, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education, guest spaker“Performing Latin American Folkloric Music in the Midwest: The Arts in Elementary School and Early Childhood,” invited presentation and demonstration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, February 19, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, International Summer Institute: Global Protest Movements, “The Bolivian Water Wars in 2000 and Icíar Bollarín’s Even the Rain,” Urbana, IL, June 18, 2012
  • University of Victoria, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism’s Workshop, guest speaker, “Modernism(s) in Latin America: Conditions, Contradictions, Manifestations,” Victoria, BC, Canada, June 11–12, 2012
  • Illinois Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference, guest speaker, “Sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean: Music as Pedagogical Tool in the K-12 Classroom,” in Seeing Eye to Eye: Bringing International, National, and Local Perspectives to Social Studies, Champaign, IL, April 15, 2011
  • Wabash College, Music Department, guest speaker, “Mavericks and Tinkerers: Electronic Music Pioneers in Latin America,” Crawfordsville, IN, September 14, 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Music, Composition Forum, guest speaker, “Postangos: Gerardo Gandini and the Interplay between Dream and Reality,” Urbana, IL, October 13, 2009
  • Millikin University, International and Global Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages, guest speaker, “Composing Peripheries: Musical Creation and Power in Latin America,” Decatur, IL, April 10, 2008
  • Universidad Católica de Argentina, Facultad de música, guest speaker, “Un modelo socio-musical para el análisis de la música clásica latinoamericana del siglo veinte,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 3, 2005
  • Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Música Contemporanea (CEAMC), “Un modelo socio-musical para el análisis de la música clásica latinoamericana del siglo veinte,” invited presentation. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 8, 2005
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Music, Composition Forum, guest speaker, “Latin-American Compositional Trends in the late 20th Century,” Urbana, IL, Fall 2002
  • Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Music History Weekly Forums, “Pitch Class Set Theory as an Analytical Tool for Non-Atonal Repertoires,” Fall 2001

Conference Presentations

Academic Conference Presentations

  • “Screening. Cold War Music on Film: Pino Solana’s The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) with commentary,” invited by the AMS Cold War and Music Study Group. 84th Annual Conference of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, TX, November 1–4, 2018
  • “O Say, Can You See: In Consideration of National Identity, Community, Protest, and American Music Today,” invited by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. 44th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Kansas City, MO, March 1–4, 2018
  • “Soccer Chants, Participatory Sounding, and the Public Articulation of Heteronormativity.” 2nd Annual Meeting of the Football Collective: Football, Politics, and Popular Culture, University of Limerick, Ireland, November 23–24, 2017
  • “In Search of New Music. Localizing the Avant-Garde: Defining New Music in 1960s Argentina.” 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Rochester, NY, November 9–12, 2017
  • “‘How to Improve the World (Matters Could Hardly Be Worse’: A Roundtable Discussion,” invited by the Experimental Music Interest Group. 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Montreal, QC, March 25, 2017
  • “Soccer Chants, Participatory Sounding, and the Public Articulation of Heteronormativity.” 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Washington DC, November 10–13, 2016
  • “A Composer in Crisis: Alberto Ginastera’s Struggles with Fundraising, Politics and Family.” 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Vancouver, B.C., November 2–6, 2016.
  • “Avant-Garde Music, Patronage, and the Consolidation of Elite Status in Argentina during the 1960s.” 50th Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, NY, May 27–30, 2016
  • “Musicology: A Reflection on Taxonomies, Genealogies, and Approaches to Music Research.” Sponsored by the Research Resources Interest Group, 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Boston, MA, March 9–13, 2016
  • “The Rockefeller Foundation and the Creation of Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center: Patronage, Knowledge, Power.” Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music: Who Pays? Who Plays? Patronage and Entrepreneurship in American Music, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, October 26–30, 2015
  • “‘It Is Not Really Something You Would Show In A Concert, Right?’ Experimentation and Legitimacy at the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales.” Experimental Music in Practice Symposium, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, September 25, 2015
  • “Iannis Xenakis en Argentina: recepción, diálogos e intercambios.” 6th UFRJ International Symposium on Musicology & International Colloquium Ibero-American Institute / University Of Arts (UdK), Berlin “Cultural Exchanges: Music Between Latin America and Europe,” Rio de Janeiro, August 10–15, 2015
  • “La vanguardia encarnada/la vanguardia como forma de ser: El caso del Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales del Instituto Di Tella.” VIII Coloquio Internacional de Musicología and I Latin American and Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Musicological Society, (ARALC/IMS), Havana, Cuba, March 17–21, 2014
  • “From Tango Nuevo to Avant-Garde: Disenchantment with the Fringes of Music Making.” 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Indianapolis, IN, November 14–17, 2013
  • “Cross-Border Encounters in the Global South: A New Look at Cold War Cultural Diplomacy.” Sponsored by the Cold War and Music Study Group, 79th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Pittsburgh, PA, November 7–10, 2013
  • “The CLAEM and the Legitimation of the Avant-Garde.” 39th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Little Rock, AK, March 6–10, 2013
  • “The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music during the Cold War: Meeting Points of Music, Policy, and Philanthropy.” Transcending Borders: Latin American Music and its Projection onto the World Stage, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 22–23, 2013
  • “Breve introducción a la historia del Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella.” XVII Festival Latinoamericano de Música, Caracas, Venezuela, May 21, 2012
  • “Towards an Ethnomusicology of Elites and the Construction of Elite Art Worlds.” 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Philadelphia, PA, November 18, 2011
  • “The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music during the Cold War: Meeting Points of Music, Policy, and Philanthropy.” Cultural Counterpoints: Examining the Musical Interactions between the U.S. and Latin America, conference in celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the Indiana University Latin American Music Center in Bloomington, IN, October 20, 2011
  • “Dependency Theory and Musical Militancy: Joining the Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde from an Argentinean Perspective.” 36th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 18, 2010
  • “Dependency Theory and Musical Militancy: Joining the Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde from an Argentinean Perspective.” 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Mexico City, Mexico, November 22, 2009
  • “Music in Times of Political Repression: The Latin American Center for Advanced Musical Studies of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute (Buenos Aires, 1961–1971).” Poster session at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, San Antonio, TX, February 27 – March 2, 2008
  • “The Di Tella Institute: Development Funds, Cold War Strategies and the Politics of the Musical Avant-Garde in Argentina (1961–1971).” 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Columbus, OH, October 27, 2007
  • “’We Were Commies for the Right and Elite for the Left’: Paradoxes of Political Identity among Latin American Composers in the 1960s.” Music And Postcolonial Studies: Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2007, New York, NY, February 3, 2007
  • “Coriún Aharonián: Ideological Awareness and Issues of Cultural Identity in Latin-American Contemporary Music.” Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center’s Annual Graduate Student Conference Open the Horizon: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, April 15, 2005
  • “Coriún Aharonián: Ideological Awareness and Issues of Cultural Identity in Latin-American Contemporary Music.” Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, February 25–26, 2005

Session Chair/Organizer

  • “Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline,” Pre-Conference Symposium, organized by Project Spectrum (participated as faculty advisor to organizing graduate students) during the joint meeting of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory and the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, TX, October 31–November 3, 2018
  • “A Celebration of alcides lanza (Argentina-Canada, b.1929).” Session organizer and panel participant part of the Latin American and Caribbean Music Interest Group. 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Montreal, QC, Canada, March 25, 2017
  • “Lost Repertories of the Cold War Era.” Session organizer (with other members of the Cold War Music Study Group) during the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 2–6, 2016
  • “Vanguardia musical / Vanguardia institucional: iniciativas transformadoras en el cono Sur durante el siglo XX.” Session organizer (with Violeta Nigro Giunta, EHESS – CRAL (Paris)) for the 50th Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), New York, NY, May 27–30, 2016
  • “Border Crossing.” Chair during the 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Boston, MA, March 9–13, 2016
  • Organizer of international symposium: “Experimental Music in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America.” featuring thirteen scholars from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, and the United States. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, September 24–25, 2015
  • “Research Directions in Latin American Film Music: A Discussion.” Chair and panel organizer during the 41st Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Sacramento, California, March 5, 2015

Public Musicology

  • Nicholas Music Center, moderator, Music and the Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, February 26, 2019
  • Shindell Choral Hall. Pre-concert public talk, Historias de Tango, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, March 23, 2018
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Pre-concert public discussant, Juilliard’s Focus! 2017 Festival, New York City, NY, January 24, 2017
  • “Latin American Music as American Music.” Forum for Early Career Professionals. Bulletin of the Society for American Music 42, no. 3 (2016) http://www.american-music.org/publications/bulletin/2016/VolXLII3-Fall2016.php#FECP
  • “Many Musics in One Language: Brazilian Portuguese.” The Illinois International Review 9 (Spring 2009): 12–13