Associate Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Ana R. Alonso-Minutti is an Associate Professor of Music, faculty affiliate of the Latin American and Iberian Institute, and research associate of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at the University of New Mexico. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in music from the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico, and received MA and PhD degrees in musicology from the University of California, Davis.
Alonso-Minutti’s scholarship focuses on experimental and avant-garde expressions, music traditions from Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border, and music history pedagogy. Among her research areas are Latina/Chicana feminist and queer theories, critical race studies, and decolonial methodologies. Her work has been published in edited volumes as well as in academic journals in the United States (Latin American Music Review, Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Brújula), Mexico (Heterofonía, Discanto, Pauta), and Argentina (Revista Argentina de Musicología), and she has presented her work in conferences and institutions across the Americas (Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S.) and Europe (Finland, Romania, Spain).
She co-edited the volume Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018), and her book Mario Lavista and Musical Cosmopolitanism in Mexico is under contract by Oxford University Press. As an extension of her written scholarship, she directed and produced the video documentary Cubos y permutaciones: plástica, música y poesía de vanguardia en México, exhibited at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City in 2017 and currently in exhibition at the Museo Espacio en Aguascalientes (April-October, 2019).
Alonso-Minutti has served in various capacities in music-centered academic societies. Currently, she is chair of the Ibero-American Music Study Group and council member of the American Musicological Society. Moreover, she is member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Musicological Society and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy.
In her classes, Alonso-Minutti aims to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue to discuss contemporary musical practices from across the Americas while engaging in decolonial theories, cultural aesthetics, transculturation, gender/sexuality studies, border consciousness, and musical activism. Prior to joining the University of New Mexico in 2013, she was Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Texas, where she taught large undergraduate non-music major courses, upper-division music major courses, courses within the Honors College, and master’s and doctoral-level seminars.
She coordinates and directs the Musicology Colloquium Series, which brings a number of national and international visiting scholars to campus for public lectures and class visits.
Course offerings at UNM:
- Experimental Music Across the Americas
- Female Voices in Music Composition
- Mexican Music Beyond Borders
- Music History from 1750 to the Present
- Opera in Context
- Proseminar in Critical Musicology
- Studies in Twentieth-Century Music
- Studies in Medieval & Renaissance Music