Cook Music Library


Upcoming Events

Salón Latino: New Music by Latin American Composers

Thursday, February 22

8 PM
Auer Hall

Free and open to the public

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The LAMC congratulates staff member Alejandra Martínez on winning the first prize in the Jacobs School of Music Innovation Competition.  Alejandra, a DM student with a major in Voice Performance, won the competition with ¡La Capitana!, an opera project that explores identity politics and focuses on creating a diverse and sustainable audience for the art form. The theme of the opera celebrates Latinxs, typically underrepresented in opera audiences, as well as women, who make up a majority of opera attendees




Congratulations to Michael Spiro and Joe Galvin on the release of their CD Bákini: En el Nuevo Mundo.  The CD, which is a collection of contemporary Afro-Latin folkloric music, was made possible through a grant from IU's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) and is a joint collaboration between the LAMC and IU Music.

To purchase your copy or to hear snippets of these exciting tracks, check out the album on CD Baby or on iTunes.

Check out the teaser promo video here or a full-length video interview with the two artists here



Welcome to the LAMC

Founded in 1961 by the Rockefeller Foundation, under the direction of distinguished composer and musicologist Juan Orrego-Salas, the Latin American Music Center is the oldest center of its kind in the United States. The LAMC fosters the academic study, performance, and research of Latin American art, popular, and traditional musics.  In partnership with the Cook Music Library, the center helps to manage one of the largest archives of 20th century Latin American art music in the world, which includes unpublished scores, original manuscripts, rare recordings, and a number of important special collections.In addition to its archives and related library resources, the LAMC offers a series of free public concerts and guest lectures, sponsors courses and performance ensembles featuring Latin American music content, hosts visiting scholars and performers, produces its own recordings, and organizes periodic music competitions, festivals, and conferences. These activities are designed to promote the broad diversity of Latin American music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as the exchange of music, ideas and individuals between Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Following the retirement of Juan Orrego-Salas in 1987, composer Ricardo Lorenz served as Acting Director between 1987 and 1992. For the next two decades, the LAMC was under the direction of Carmen Téllez, who served until 2012. Erick Carballo served as director between 2012 and 2014. Paul Borg was appointed the interim coordinator of the Latin American Music Center in 2014. Since 2015, the Latin American Music Center has been under the direction of Javier F. León.