Department of Music

Cultural Intersections in Latin American Art Music: The Music of Tania Leon
Greencastle, IN, April 2003


Cultural Intersections in Latin American Art Music: The Music of Tania Leon
DePauw University
School of Music
5 April 2003


Symposium Schedule
Watson Forum, PCCM

9:15 a.m.   Session One
        Tania Leon I: Musicality and Language

James Briscoe, Butler University
"Tania Leon: A Language of Multiple Cultures"

Emmanuel Harris II, DePauw University
"Music in Cuban Literature"

10:30 a.m.   Session Two
	         Tania Leon II:  The Artist and the Caribbean

Donna Reiner, Phoenix Museum of History
"The Colors of Culture: Characteristics in Selected Works of Tania Justina
Leon"

Leslie James, DePauw University
"The Role of the Artist in the Caribbean: The Case of Reggae Music and Bob
Marley"

1:30 p.m.   Session Three
        Nationalisms in Latin American Art Music

Mario Rey, East Carolina University
"Negritud and Afro-Cubanismo: The Construction of a Syncretic Identity in the
20th Century Art Music of Cuba"

Luiz Fernando Lopes, Indiana University-Bloomington
"Musique cannibale: The Performance, Reception, and Transmission of
Villa-Lobos's Music in the 1920s"

Aurelio de la Vega, California State University, Northridge
"Positive and Negative Aspects of Nationalism"

3:30 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion
       "Latin American Art Music in the 21st Century"
Gerard Behague, The University of Texas at Austin (moderator)
Tania Leon, composer, Brooklyn College, New York
Aurelio de la Vega, composer, California State Univ., Northridge
Roque Cordero, composer, Illinois State University at Normal
Carmen Tellez, Indiana University-Bloomington

5:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks

6:00 p.m.   Dinner
	       Keynote Address:
		Gerard Behague, The University of Texas at Austin
		Virginia Murchison Regents Professor of Fine Arts
		Editor, Latin American Music Review