Hermann Hudde
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

As a cultural and social music researcher and pedagogue, I place music in dialogue with other fields in the humanities and social sciences because this approach generates holistic scholarship and pedagogy and enhances a diverse university community.

The range of my experience in higher education includes teaching diverse music courses at UCLA, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd, College Cambridge Centre for International Research (United Kingdom), New England Conservatory of Music and University of California, Riverside (UCR).

As an emerging respected scholar from Venezuela and the United States, my research articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and reviews such as Journal of the Society for American MusicCurrent MusicologyLatin American Music ReviewDiagonal: An Ibero-American Music ReviewRevista Musical Chilena, MúsicaenclaveHarvard Review of Latin AmericaTempoNineteenth-Century Music Review and Resonancias. This research project has been supported by a grant from the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. Because of my expertise, the Latino Studies section of Oxford Bibliographies contracted me to write music entries and Current Musicology, a publication of Columbia University, invited me to participate on the editorial board (Vol. 111, 2023). I also have the chapter, “Bernstein and Latin America,” in the Bernstein in Context volume (Cambridge University Press), invited by the editor, Elizabeth A. Wells.

My current book project, Modernism to Avant-Garde: Latin American Art Music at Tanglewood (1940–2020)examines the musical and cultural contributions of modern Latin American music to the Berkshire Music Center of the Tanglewood Music Festival. This research has been generously supported by the Center for Ideas and Society (UCR) and University of California Institute for Mexico and United States, where I served as a scholar-in-residence. Two writings related to this research topic received second prize and an honorable mention from the Otto Mayer-Serra Award for Music Research.

As an active performer (classical guitar), I have given recitals at prestigious concert venues including Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Graphik Museum “Pablo Picasso,” Casa de Estudios Latinoamericanos “Rómulo Gallegos,” University of Chicago Fulton Recital Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MIT Guest Artist Concert Series and La Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris, among others.

As a performer, my vision goes beyond music and engages with cultural activism to promote their music that is historically underrepresented. As an example of this can be heard in my recordings Iberoamérica (Centaur Records, 2009) and Trivium (Dreyer & Gaido, 2003), not to mention the premieres of works by Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila’s Sambeando (2019) and Venezuelan composer Alex Rodriguez’s Continental Suite (2019). In short, my current mission as a performer is to promote Latinx/American composers’ music.

In recognition of my holistic work (scholar, pedagogue, performer, and public service), I was awarded a Future of Music Faculty Fellowship at Cleveland Institute of Music (2022-23).


I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Armen Adamian
Instructor of Armenian Woodwinds; Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology
Melissa Bilal
The Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture; Director of Armenian Music Program
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor--Musicianship
Roger Savage
Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology
Supeena Adler
World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator; Director, Music of Thailand Ensemble; Adjunct Associate Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Münir Beken
Associate Professor
Steven Loza
Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies
Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities; Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music; Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Rahul Neuman
Continuing Lecturer

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