CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION

 

2014 Boston University (Boston, USA)

Ph.D. Ethnomusicology

 

Dissertation: “Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente and the Poetics of the Meta-Barrio”

Advisor: Dr. Victor Manfredi

Second Advisor: Dr. Brita Heimarck

 

2008 University of York (England)

MA in Music: Jazz studies and Ethnomusicology as applied to performance and composition (Graduated ‘First class, Honors’)

 

Master Thesis: “Paradigm Shifts in the Latin Jazz Community: Contemporary Latin Jazz, a Pan-Latino Phenomenon?”

Advisor: Dr. Neil Sorrell

 

 2006 Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA)

Professional diploma in Jazz Composition (Magna cum Laude)

First ever hand percussionist to graduate as a Jazz Composer

Instrumental proficiency rating: 7 out of 8 points. 

 

2001 Centro Para la Superación de la Cultura Cervantes (La Habana, Cuba)

Professional diploma in performance of Afro-Cuban percussion

 

1995 Conservatorio de la Universidad de Chile (preparatory school Santiago, Chile)

Performance in orchestral percussion

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

           

July 2015-present Assistant professor of music, University of La Verne

                   (Reappointed 2017)

            September 2014-May 2015 Lecturer, Boston University

            September 2012-May 2015 Adjunct faculty, Roxbury Community College

            September 2010-May 2015 Lecturer II, University of Maine Augusta

            September 2009-May 2015 Online facilitator, Boston University

            September 2009-May 2010 Instructor, Boston University

            September 2008-May 2009 Adjunct faculty, Emmanuel College

 

SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE WORK

 

Book

Espinoza, A. [Under contract Michigan State University Press] “La Poética del Meta Barrio: Salsa consciente, Nuyolatino popular music and the development of a transnational Latino consciousness” Western Michigan University Press.

 

Peer Reviewed articles

 

Espinoza, A. (2018) Indigeneity and Latino Consciousness in the music of Catalino ‘Tite’ Curet Alonso. Musiké Vol. 6 Número 1 2018. pp. 27-41

 

Espinoza, A. (2018) An introduction to Afro Peruvian Music and the Peruvian cajón. Rhythm!Scene Journal of the Percussive Arts Society Indianapolis, Indiana. (Published in 9 languages). Pp. 38-45. Available at https://www.magloft.com/app/rhythmscene#/reader/20354/641788

 

Espinoza, A. (2018 [Forthcoming]) Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente, Latinidad y La Poesia Del Meta –Barrio. Boletín Música. Casa de Las Américas, La Habana, Cuba. Edition TBD.

 

Espinoza, A., Rondina, E., (2019 [Under review]) Teaching West African Drumming in Small Western Institutions of Higher Education: Expectations, Issues, Pedagogies, Contexts, and Proposals. Africa. Special issue "Music education: Philosophies and pedagogies of African music”.

 

Espinoza, A. (2016) Review of the book Rhythms of Race: Cuban musicians and the making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960, by Christina D. Abreu. International Migration Review

 

Espinoza, A. (2015) Invited reviewer for Smithsonian Folkways/ Unesco Collection of Traditional music. Review for: Folk Music of Cuba and Croatia: Traditional Music of Today.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/news-and-press/unesco-collection-week-60-an-overview-of-contemporary-folk-music-in-cuba-and-croatia

          

Published Sheet Music (Peer reviewed)

Espinoza, A. (2017) Moving Day. [25 pp. + parts] Composer, arranger and editor. Latin Jazz composition for combo. Published and distributed by 3-2 music https://3-2music.com/shop/moving-day-download/

Espinoza, A. (2017) 315 H.A. [14 pp. + parts] Composer, arranger and editor. Latin Jazz composition for combo. Published and distributed by 3-2 music https://3-2music.com/shop/315-ha-download-only/

Lead Editor

Espinoza, A. (2014) Principal Editor (text and music). [440pp] Beyond Salsa Bass Vol. 3 Salsa, Songo and the Roots of Latin Jazz by K. Moore. CreateSpace. New York, 2014 ISBN: 1492375691.

Espinoza, A. (2013) Principal Editor (text, music and midi). [163pp] Beyond Salsa Piano Vol. 14 Tirso Duarte by K. Moore. CreateSpace. New York, 2012 ISBN 146817486X.

Espinoza, A. (2013). Addendum editor (text and music). [38 pp.] Beyond Salsa for Ensemble Vol. 1 Efectos by K. Moore. CreateSpace. New York, 2013 ISBN 148417657X. Supplement distributed by author with the book.

Contributing editor

Espinoza, A. (2013) Contributing Editor/conceptual guidance (text and   music) [368 pp.] Beyond Salsa for Ensemble Vol. 1 Efectos by K. Moore. CreateSpace. New York, 2012 ISBN 146817486X

 

Espinoza, A. (2013) Contributing Editor /Conceptual Guidance. (text and   music) [220 pp.] Beyond Salsa Bass Vol. 2 Beginning to intermediate: Arsenio, Cachao, and the golden Age of Cuban music. By K. Moore CreateSpace. Santa Cruz, CA. ISBN 1482729423

Musical Consultant/Conceptual Guidance

Espinoza, A. (2012). Beyond Salsa Percussion Vol. 1 An Introduction to Latin Rhythms for Beginning Drums and Timbales by K. Moore [184 pp.] CreateSpace New York, ISBN 1456343963

 

Espinoza, A. (2012) Beyond Salsa for Beginners: An introduction to Latin Music for dancers and listeners. by K. Moore [250 pp.] New York, ISBN 1480160938.

 

Online Salsa Consciente Database (dissertation companion)

Espinoza, A. (2014) A musical companion to the dissertation entitled : and the Poetics of the ” by Andres Espinoza. The site presents a sample of the dissertation, and serves as a database with links to all of the tracks (114 in total) analyzed in the dissertation. The site is located at: www.salsaconsciente.wordpress.com

 

As translator

(2018-current) Rhythm Scene. Journal of the Percussive Arts Society

Spanish translator for:

Alvarez, R. Cal Tjader: Cultural ambassador, musical innovator (March 2018)

Stone, Mark. Spirit of Ubuntu: International marimba and steelpan festival (August 2018)

Espinoza, A. An introduction to Afro Peruvian music and the Peruvian cajón (December 2018)

 

Invited Presentations

Espinoza A.; Henry, M.; Taylor, M.,(November 2018) “A Side-by-Side Comparison of Improvisation in Conga and Djembe Traditions” Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Espinoza, A. (November 2018) “Contemporary composition with traditional percussion instruments” Round Table. Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Espinoza A., (2016) “Rhythm and Race: Racial Identity in World Percussion Study, Performance, and Teaching” Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Espinoza, A., (2013) Music in and of America, round table discussion: The insider’s perspectives in musicological research, Graduate Musicology Conference Boston University

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Espinoza, A. (2019) Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente, Latinidad y La Poesia Del Meta –Barrio. Conference for the International Association for the Study of popular music (IASMP). New Orleans.

 

Espinoza, A., Rondina, E., (2018) Teaching West African Drumming in Small Western Institutions of Higher Education: Expectations, Issues, Pedagogies, Contexts, and Proposals. International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on African Musics 2nd Symposium. University of Ghana, Legon. Accra, Ghana

 

Espinoza, A., (2017) Una Sola Casa: Salsa Consciente, Latinidad y La Poesia Del Meta-Barrio, Socialización de Latinos es los Estados Unidos: educación, religión y medios masivos de comunicación. Casa de Las Américas, La Habana, Cuba.

 

Espinoza A., (2017) Towards a Social Reading of ‘Tite’ Curet Alonso’s compositions, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawaii Chapter

 

Espinoza A., (2016) Towards a Social Reading of ‘Tite’ Curet Alonso’s compositions, Decolonizing music. Consejo de Música de las Tres Americas. International Music Council. San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Espinoza, A., (2011) On Nicomedes Santa Cruz’s role as an inside author(ity) in the revival of the music of Afro Peruvian Descent, Royal Musical Association Caribbean and Latin American music study day at the University of Huddersfield, England

 

Espinoza, A. (2011) Lecture performance: History and modern musical applications of the Afro Peruvian cajón, Royal Musical Association Caribbean and Latin American music study day at the University of Huddersfield, England

 

Espinoza, A. (2011) Lecture performance: Afro Cuban Popular Percussion: From son to timba, New England chapter of the society for ethnomusicology, Boston, MA

 

Espinoza, A. (2008) Paradigm Shifts in the Latin Jazz Community: Contemporary Latin Jazz, a Pan-Latino Phenomenon? Sonic engagements, Graduate musicology conference, University Of York, England

 

Invited Talks (selection)

2014 Music education in Cuba. Lecture. Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Boston University.  Professor Paul W. Hare.

 

2014 Sacred Drumming of Cuba. Performance lecture on Afro-Cuban batá drumming. Professor Onaje X. Offley Woodbine. Africana Studies. Philips Andover academy

 

2012 Sacred Drumming of Cuba. Performance lecture on Afro-Cuban batá drumming. Professor Onaje X. Offley Woodbine. African Studies Department. Northeastern University

 

2011-2014 An introduction to Mande drumming. Performance lecture on West African drumming. University of New England. Professor Robert Duquette

 

2011-2014 Music of the African Diaspora in Latin America.  Performance lecture. University of New England. Professor Robert Duquette

 

2008 Latin American Drumming. L’sconfini festival Modena, Italy.

 

2008 World percussion concepts for composers. Performance lecture. Berklee College of Music. Professor Joe Mullholland.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

 

2015-present University of La Verne

Bachelors

Academic courses

Introduction to Latinx Studies (co-developed course)

Music of the United States

Music since 1900

                        Music in the Middle ages, Renaissance and Baroque

                        Music in the 18th and 19th century

                        Music history and Appreciation

                        Composition

                        Music of Latin America

                        Senior project advisor: Norse Metal mythology and symbolism

Senior project advisor: Bach Through Romantic Eyes

Independent study: Cairo Popular Music Revolution: A look into the digital distribution of revolutionary ideals during the Arab Spring

                        Independent Study: Composition and Counterpoint

                        Independent study: Hand percussion

Performance courses

                        University of La Verne West African Drumming Ensemble

University of La Verne Salsa and Latin Jazz Ensemble

(developed course)

 

2009-2015 Boston University (online)

Masters and Doctors of Musical Arts (DMA)

Music Education course, The Blues

Music Education course, American Music

Music Education course, Music of Africa

Music Education course, Research and Bibliography

 

2009-2015 Boston University

Bachelors

Academic courses

Musical Cultures of the World

Music of Africa

Performance courses

Presencia: The Boston University Salsa and Latin Jazz ensemble (developed course)

 

2012-2015 Roxbury Community College

Bachelors and Associates

Academic courses

Music of The World

Introduction to Music

 

2010-2015 University of Maine, Augusta

Bachelors

Academic courses

Music Pedagogy

Senior Recital Advisor, Eric Winter, BA Music Performance

Performance courses

Latin Jazz and Salsa ensemble

Drum Set and Afro Latin Percussion instructor

 

2008-2009 Emmanuel College

Bachelors

Academic courses

                         Musics of the World

 

ADDITIONAL TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

 

2007-2014                  African Drumming, Summer Youth Music School, University of New Hampshire

2007-2015                   Afro-Latin drumming (adults) at The Drum Connection, Boston

2003-present              Private instructor in percussion concepts for composers, arranging in traditional and modern Latin American styles, jazz composition and jazz harmony

1998-present              Private instructor in Afro-Latin percussion in Chile, USA, England and Canada

 

 

SERVICE

 

Committee work

2017-2019                   Coalition For Diversity Chair. University of La Verne

2018                            Local Arrangements committee Society for ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawaii chapter

2017                            Search committee music department manager University of La Verne

2017                            Latinx and Latin American Studies faculty search committee University of La Verne

2016-2018                   Lyceum Arts initiative (university wide arts initiative) University of La Verne

2015-present             Faculty member of the Latinx and Latin American studies organizing committee. Including development of Latinx and Latin American Studies minor University of La Verne

2014-2015                   Faculty member of the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) committee. A regional division of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies Boston University.

 

Event work

September 2018        Lead organizer for La Explosion Latina 3. Latinx arts and Culture Festival By special request of Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Office and the Multicultural center at University of La Verne

September 2017        Lead organizer for La Explosion Latina 2. Latinx arts and Culture Festival By special request of Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Office and the Multicultural center at University of La Verne

February 2017          Lead organizer for Black History month concert Featuring Lyndon Rochelle and The Gospel of Black History. Part of Sundays at the Morgan Series by special request of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. University of La Verne

September 2016        Lead organizer for La Verne Latino Music Festival                Part of Sundays at the Morgan Series by special request of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. University of La Verne

September 2016        Lead organizer for La Explosion Latina. Latinx arts and Culture Festival By special request of Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Office and the Multicultural center at University of La Verne

February 2015          Lead organizer for Black History Month Afro-Cuban concert featuring Maestro Lazaro Galarraga and his Group Sitarason. Part of Sundays at the Morgan Series by special request of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. University of La Verne

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS

 

Percussive Arts Society: Standing member. Member of the World Percussion Committee. Standing member Diversity Committee: Lead person for social and class issues.

Society for Ethnomusicology: Standing member

Vic Firth drumsticks: Educational endorser

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2017 University of La Verne Spirit Awards: Diversity and inclusivity

2015 Summa Cum Laude, PhD Dissertation recommended for publication in English and Spanish, Boston University

2008 First Class, Honors, (Summa Cum Laude), MA, University of York, England

2007 Lady Roslyn Lyons scholarship (full tuition), University of York, England

2006 Magna Cum Laude Berklee College of Music.

2002 Berklee Entering Student Talent scholarship: Berklee College of Music

2003-2006 Berklee Achievement Scholarship: Berklee College of Music (awarded 3 times)

 

GRANTS

 

Hispanic Voices/ Voces Hispanas

April 2015 Conceptualization musical arranging and direction of ‘A Gift for Sancho Panza’ $5000

April 2015 Conceptual contributor/performer for ‘Quixote in Kabul’ Directed by Benjamín Juarez. $418.000

 
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Salsa music and Latino social movements

Spanish Language Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Contemporary Latin Jazz, history, performance, composition and arranging

History, performance and transcription of popular and folkloric Afro Latin percussion

History, performance and transcription of sacred music of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cuban Timba music history and arranging devices

Latino immigrant identity in the United States

West African Mande Percussion

Microtonal scalar resources in Middle Eastern and Indian music

COMPOSITION/BAND LEADER/ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR/PERFORMER (Selection)

Director, composer/arranger and performer for “World jazz ensemble”

Director, composer/arranger and performer for “Los Songos Jalapeños” 

Director, composer/arranger and performer “Andres Espinoza Octet”

Director, composer/arranger, conductor “Andres Espinoza chamber Quartet”

Director, arranger and performer for “Grupo Mofongo”

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish (native)

English (fluent)

French (fluent)

Portuguese (communicative skills)

Italian (communicative skills)

 

POPULAR AND/OR FOLKLORIC AFRO–LATIN PERCUSSION

Private teachers studied under (Selection):

                  Giovanni Hidalgo

                  Jose Luis Quintana“Changuito”

                  Yoel Driggs

                  David Ortega

                  Eguie Castrillo

                  Gilbertico Ortega

                  Alberto Villareal

                  Joseito Fernandez

                  Antonio (Tonito) Martinez

                  Mike Ringquist

                  Sergito Quiros

                  Patricio Diaz

 

OTHER SKILLS

Highly skilled in computer generated music notation. Finale Trainer.

Experience using professional digital recording software (Pro Tools)

Building, repairing and maintenance of wooden and skinned hand drums