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Hispanic Music and Musicians: Discover

Hispanic Music and Musicians welcome

Celebrate Hispanic heritage any time of year with these resources available in the Curtis library and on the web. This guide is by no means a comprehensive list of all our collections related to Hispanic heritage, but is intended to get you started on your own search. Let us know if you have questions or comments:

Reference sources

Use these reference works to learn about composers and musicians, and then search the library catalog for their works:

Discover Hispanic composers

In addition to the resources on this site, you can search the sites below to discover repetoire by AAPI Composers.

Featured Curtis Alum

Juan Carlos Lomonaco (Conducting '96)

black and white phot of Lomonaco conductingStudied with Otto-Werner Muller

Currently serves as Music and Artistic Director of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in the historical city of Merida

Find out more on his artist website:

Search the Curtis library catalog for recordings featuring him:  (Change the search type to "Author" and enter "Lomonaco" in the search box.)

Featured composer

Tania León (1943-)

  • Curtis composer in residence for 2021-2022
  • Born in Havana, Cuba
  • Studied at the National Conservatory in Cuba and New York University
  • Founding member of Arthur Mitchell's Dance Theater of Harlem
  • Composed orchestral works, chamber music, and pieces for indigenous percussionists and orchestra
  • Collaborated with poets like John Ashberry, Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, and Margaret Atwood