Ana R. Alonso-Minutti is associate professor of music, a faculty affiliate of the Latin American and Iberian Institute, and a research associate of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at the University of New Mexico. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in music from the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico, and earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in musicology from the University of California, Davis. Alonso-Minutti’s scholarship focuses on experimental and avant-garde expressions, music traditions from Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border, and music history pedagogy. Among her research areas are Latina/Chicana feminist and queer theories, critical race studies, and decolonial methodologies. Her work has been published in edited volumes and in such academic journals as Latin American Music Review, Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Heterofonía, and Revista Argentina de Musicología. She has presented her work in conferences and institutions across the Americas and in Europe. She co-edited the volume Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018), and her book Mario Lavista: Mirrors of Sound is forthcoming (OUP). She directed and produced the video documentary Cubos y permutaciones: plástica, música y poesía de vanguardia en México, exhibited in Mexico in 2019. She has served in various capacities in music-centered academic societies. She is a former council member of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology, and a former chair of the AMS Ibero-American Music Study Group. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and area editor for the gender/sexuality revision of Grove Music Online. She is a faculty affiliate of Project Spectrum, a student-led coalition committed to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in music studies. In her classes, she aims to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue to discuss contemporary musical practices from across the Americas while engaging in decolonial theories, cultural aesthetics, transculturation, gender/sexuality studies, border consciousness, and musical activism. Previous academic appointments include the University of North Texas.
Ana Alonso Minutti: Writing as an Affective Practice: Mario Lavista, a Relational Composer
Friday, February 11, 2022
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Ford-Crawford Hall, Jacobs School of Music