The LAMC proudly hosts the LAE (Latin American Ensemble).

Dedicated to the performance of Latin American repertoire, the ensemble explores original Latin American genres and their corresponding performance practices through arranging and performing pieces from both the popular and classical repertoire.

In order to perform an extended and large variety of repertoire from Latin American, the LAE often receives as guest faculty from Indiana University in addition to having its own arrangers and composers in residency. In the past, LAE has received top names in Latin American music as guests perform with and coach the ensemble including include musicians such as Aquiles Báez, Jorge Gomez, Pablo Aslan, Jovino Santos Neto, and Pablo Ziegler among many others.

The LAE has its own performing library with original music and arrangements especially crafted for the ensemble. If you would like to know more about the library, please contact us. 


Francisco Cortés-Álvarez

Meeting Times and Location:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM. Fridays: 3:30 PM - 6:00PM

Location: MA B012 (MA basement)

Join the Ensembles:

The Latin American Ensemble can be taken for credit as an Elective course. In every case the student must interview and audition with the Ensemble's Director, Francisco Cortés-Álvarez:

Please note that, prior to joining the ensemble, you are required to get in touch with the LAMC and also communicate with the coordinators of the courses above and request approval to take the class.

For more information, please contact the LAMC: