Latin American Composers

Ginastera

Alberto Ginastera | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Alberto Ginastera. Alberto Ginastera 1916-1983 Argentinian composer and teacher Alberto Ginastera was widely recognized as among the most significant 20th century composers. He studied composition at the Conservatorio WIlliams and the Conservatorio Nacional de Música,…  Read More

Guastavino

Carlos Guastavino | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Carlos Guastavino. Carlos Guastavino 1912-2000 Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino was best known for his prolific output of songs, including art songs, children’s songs, and arrangements of his original songs for choir. He was born in…  Read More

Morales

Julio Morales | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Julio Morales. Julio Morales b. 1987  Julio Morales is a Mexican choral conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, and music educator. His current engagements include serving as the choral conductor in the Community Choir Program of the…  Read More

Lopez Moreno

Jesús López Moreno | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Jesús López Moreno. Jesús López Moreno b. 1971 Serving as artistic director of the children’s choir at Valle de Chalco in México City and as organist and chapel master of the National Basilica of Our…  Read More

Cardenas

Gerardo Cárdenas | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Gerardo Cárdenas. Gerardo Cárdenas b. 1957 Gerardo Cárdenas is a composer based in Morelia, México. He studied in France under Jacques Castérède at L’École Normal de Musique de Paris and the Paris Conservatoire and completed…  Read More