Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture
Curated by students in the Department’s musicology Ph.D. program, this lecture series invites distinguished music scholars from around the world to present new research in musicology and its related fields. All lectures are at 4:15 pm in Person Recital Hall.
2022 – 2023 CSMC Series
“Nuns, Chant, and the Voice of God in New Spain”
Cesar Favila is a native of rural Northern California and was a first-generation college student. After receiving a BA in music from UC Davis, he earned an MA and PhD in the history and theory of music at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching focus on Mexican music from colonial New Spain to the contemporary Chicano experience. His work resides at the intersections of music, religion, gender, and race. Favila’s work is published in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, the Journal of the Society for American Music, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, and Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture. His book, Immaculate Sounds: The Musical Lives of Nuns in New Spain, is under contract with Oxford University Press’s Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music Series. It will be the first book on women’s contributions to music making in colonial Latin America.