General Contact Information

Phone: (812) 855-2991

Merrill Hall - MU 117
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405

Staff Information

Among the staff of the LAMC are individuals with backgrounds and abilities that complement each other, from research and performance to music business and production. All staff members speak English and most speak or are conversant in Spanish and/or Portuguese.

Javier F. León, Director

Juan Carlos Arango (
Born in Colombia, Juan Carlos Arango received his degree in oboe with Vaclav Vinecky at the University of Brasilia, Brazil and studied dulcian with Michael McCraw at Indiana University's Early Music Institute. He is the co-director of Ensemble Lipzodes, an early music groups that explores new directions in early music utilizing voices and winds.

Paul W. Borg, Lecturer 
Dr. Paul Borg is Professor Emeritus from Illinois State University.  There he taught various music history courses for the School of Music and was presented with the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher Award.  Recently he has served as Coordinator for the Latin American Music Center of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  His musicological research interests include Latin American Music and, in particular, the music of colonial Guatemala. Dr. Borg currently teaches M510, Music of Colonial Latin America for the LAMC.

Emma Dederick, William & Gayle Cook Music Library Liaison (

Joe Galvin (
Joe Galvin is currently a doctoral candidate in percussion at the Jacob's SoM, focussing on Afro-Cuban musical traditions and the Trinidadian steelpan. Through the Latin American Music Center Mr. Galvin directs the Latin American Ensemble, which consists of two student groups: a Cuban Danzon and Charanga orchestra called "Conjunto Esquela Vieja" and a Cuban Son septeto called "Soneros la Caliza."

Alejandra Martínez (
Alejandra Martínez, soprano, hails from Los Angeles, California. Concert credits include performances at the National Council de la Raza, collaboration with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and repeat engagements with the Cleveland One World Festival. Favorite opera credits include La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Salud (La vida breve), and Lady Billows (Albert Herring). She performs regularly throughout Monroe County and Brown County with Reimagining Opera for Kids. Recipient of the Elly Ameling Award for Excellence in Recital Performance, Ms. Martínez is a 1st year Doctoral Student at the Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Teresa Kubiak.

Marco Núñez (
Flutist Marco Núñez is recently graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a Master of Music degree. Prior to attending the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Marco received his Bachelor of Music at University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied with Tadeu Coelho. In 2015 Marco won the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists and the Jacobs School of Music Woodwind Concerto Competition. He also won the 2014 James and Helen Pellerite Orchestral Excerpts Competition at the Jacobs School of Music, UNCSA’s 2013 Fall Concerto Competition, received second prize at the 2011 Rubén Islas Flute Competition, first prize at the 2011 Raleigh Area Flute Association Review and Contest, and was one of the winners of the South Carolina Flute Society Masterclass Competition.Marco continues his studies with Professor Thomas Robertello pursuing an Artist Diploma.

Christine Wisch (
Christine Wisch is a Ph.D. Candidate in musicology.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in music education and Spanish from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in musicology from Indiana University.  Her research focuses on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spain and issues of patronage, nationalism, and exoticism. Through the Musicology Department at IU, she currently teaches M501, a graduate-level proseminar which includes a unit on the music of Colonial Spanish America.