Publication Date



Open access

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


Keyboard Performance (Music)

Date of Defense


First Committee Member

Donald T. Oglesby

Second Committee Member

Robert H. Gower

Third Committee Member

Joyce A. Jordan

Fourth Committee Member

Joshua Habermann

Fifth Committee Member

Edward P. Asmus


This document represents an initial endeavor in a long-lasting aspiration to pursue the study and collection of Latin American choral literature. This essay compiles the most complete and current catalogue possible of choral works written by nine Venezuelan composers born in the twentieth century and presents it in a simple and accessible format so it can be used by a variety of school teachers, choral conductors, church musicians, college directors, and professional musicians. Each composer entry presents a brief biographical note and a list of works organized in alphabetical order. The annotation for each composition includes information in eighteen categories. It also includes an extensive list of biographical resources. In addition, a list of terms and definitions of folkloric and traditional genres will help the reader understand the diversity of Venezuelan musical styles and dances; there is some additional information with regard to performance practice.


Choral Music; Latin America; Venezuela; Composers; Repertoire; Catalogue; Modesta Bor; Cesar Alejandro Carrillo; Antonio Estevez; Alberto Grau; Adina Izarra; Emilio Mendoza; Ricardo Teruel; Angel Sauce; Rafael Suarez; Programming Choral Music