Marysol Quevedo

Asst. Professor

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“In the classroom, my goal is for students to gain a broader and deeper understanding not only of the musical styles and techniques used by performers and composers, but how these musical traits intertwine with issues of identity, politics, gender, race, and technology. In other words, I ask students to examine music within the cultural context that it is produced and consumed and how those factors affect the ways in which they engage with music.”


Marysol Quevedo, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. in musicology with a minor in ethnomusicology from Indiana University. Her research interests include art music in Cuba before and after the 1959 Revolution and more broadly the relationship between music composition and performance, national identity, and politics in Latin American music scenes. Quevedo’s chapter, “Experimental Music and the Avant-Garde in Post-1959 Cuba: Revolutionary Music for the Revolution,” was published in 2018 in Experimentalism in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press). Her article “The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba and its Role in the Cuban Revolution’s Cultural Project” was published in the journal Cuban Studies in the spring of 2019She has written several entries for the second edition of the Dictionary of American Music and is a contributor to Oxford Annotated Bibliographies. Prior to moving to the Frost School of Music, Quevedo worked as a program specialist for the Society of Ethnomusicology.

In the fall of 2012, Quevedo conducted archival research at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, thanks to a generous dissertation research fellowship provided by the CHC. 

Quevedo has presented at the national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Latin American Studies Association, the Sociedad Chilena de Musicología, the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute’s Cuban Studies conferences, and the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection’s New Directions in Cuban Studies conferences, among others. She is also an active member of the Latin American and Caribbean Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Cold War and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society. She currently serves as one of the editors of the AMS's online publication Musicology Now


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