Chapter 5 - Latin American Music Paper

Chapter 5 - Latin American Music Paper - For almost a...

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For almost a century, Chilean composer Juan Orrego-Salas’s life has been dedicated to his first love: music. From a young age, his passion pushed the development of contemporary Latin American music and spread the region’s style throughout the world. Perhaps most well-known for establishing the Latin American Music Center of Indiana University in the United States, Orrego-Salas also founded the Escuela Moderna de Musica and the Department of Music at the Catholic University in Chile. Throughout his life, he has shared his music with the world, and dedicated himself to establishing institutions where students as passionate as himself can pursue their love of music as well. Orrego-Salas was born January 18, 1919 in Santiago, Chile. When he was 19, he established the Catholic Universty Choir, which he conducted while studying to become an architect. In 1943, he received his diploma in architecture, but within a year, he abandoned the field to pursue music. For the next two years he studied music in the United States as a
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