The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at the University of California, Riverside, in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. The Center’s activities include maintaining this website; publishing the peer-reviewed online journal Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review; and sponsoring the Otto Mayer-Serra Award for the best unpublished paper in Spanish or Portuguese. CILAM organizes Encuentros/Encounters, annual celebrations of the Iberian and Latin American musical heritage presenting original research and high-quality performance in a particular area of interest. It also presents the Angelita Romero Distinguished Lecture Series on Spanish Music and Culture every fall. Six ladder-track faculty, four lecturers, and three ensembles support CILAM’s mission, which is to preserve, promote, and deepen our collective understanding of a vast heritage of beautiful music.
Walter A. Clark, director
Professor of Musicology
University of California, Riverside