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Ana Alonso-Minutti

    Associate Professor, Music

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Assistant Professor Ana Alonso-Minutti received an appointment in the Department of Music at The University of New Mexico in 2013. Her research focuses on late twentieth-century music, and her main interests are avant-garde expressions, interdisciplinary artistic intersections, intellectual elites, and cosmopolitanism. She has taught large undergraduate non-music major courses, upper-division music major courses, courses within the Honors College, and master’s and doctoral-level music history seminars. Alonso-Minutti bases her teaching philosophy and practice on four core values that she aims to instill in her students: passion, inquisitiveness, collaboration, and perseverance. Being born and raised in Mexico, she engages in American academic life by transitioning among different worldviews while establishing fruitful interactions between them. Currently, she is writing a book tentatively entitled Mario Lavista and Musical Cosmopolitanism in Late Twentieth-Century Mexico, which builds on and extends her doctoral work addressing issues of tradition, avant-garde, text-music relationships and collaboration in relation to the Mexican composer Mario Lavista.


  • PhD in Musicology, University of California, Davis
  • MA in Musicology, University of California, Davis
  • BA in Music, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla

Research Areas

  • Avant-garde Expressions
  • Contemporary Music
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Interdisciplinary Artistic Intersections

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • MUS 438/538 Music of Mexico