Expanding the Canon: Bolivian Musical Heritage and Composers’ Database

The Bolivian Musical Heritage Database aims to to create a repository of music and musicians as a research tool to help students, teachers, professionals, presenters, and all musicians across the globe find music, composers, and performers for the music intended for a concert stage of composers of Bolivian heritage. As a part of the vision, it is hoped that through this site, anyone with internet access would be able to access scores, recordings, and programmatic information about the composers and musicians of Bolivian Heritage. I also hope to encourage research, exploration, and performance of past and current works from composers of Bolivian Heritage and to provide broader repertoire choices on stages across the world.

Faculty bio:

headshot of Dr. Vivianne Asturizaga

Vivianne Asturizaga’s research centers on music and musicians of Bolivian heritage. Her agenda uncovers sonic cultures in La Paz, Bolivia and the practice/performance of Andean music in the Florida Panhandle and South California. She graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of Bolivia and earned master’s degrees in Flute Performance, Arts Administration, Linguistics, Ethnomusicology, and a Ph.D. in Musicology. She has taught at The National Conservatory of Bolivia, Universitas Ciputra Surabaya of Indonesia, and Florida State University, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Musicology at California State University Fullerton.