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Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense


First Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper

Second Committee Member

Trudy Kane

Third Committee Member

Nancy C. Zavac

Fourth Committee Member

Margaret A. Donaghue


The purpose of this study is to present a single, complete, and comprehensive catalog that features orchestral music from Latin America. This should bring Latin American symphonic music to the knowledge of conductors, music directors, and orchestral librarians worldwide. This catalog includes relevant information such as the composer’s name, nationality, and birth and death dates. It also includes critical information to conductors and orchestra librarians when considering programing a piece: title, total duration, detailed orchestration, and name of the publisher from whom performance materials could be rented or purchased. Appendices to this essay include the list of publishers with their contact information, and a list of composers by country. This catalog is intended for practical use by performers.


Latin American symphonic music; orchestral music from Latin America; Latin American music; symphonic music; orchestral music; catalog; catalogue