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Carmen-Helena TéllezCarmen-Helena Téllez

Professor of Conducting, Department of Music
Director of the Choral Conducting Graduate Programs (Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, Department of Theology)
(DM, Indiana University Bloomington)

Office: 246 Malloy
Telephone: 574-631-2880

Geographic focus: Latin America and Europe

Thematic interests: Latin American music; interdisciplinary presentation of contemporary music; sacred music; conducting; composition.

Current research: Book and recording projects on contemporary choral composition and Latin American avant-garde genres. PI, Mellon Interdisciplinary Sacred Drama Project

Selected publication:

  • Premiere recordings of Juan Orrego-Salas’s “La Ciudad Celeste,” Mario Lavista’s “Missa ad Consolationis Dominam Nostram” and “Stabat Mater,” and James MacMillan’s  “Sun-Dogs.”

Selected artistic projects

  • Artistic co-director of Aguavá New Music Studio, with which she tours and conducts

  • View art video The Bells of Leopardi, concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez based on a staged performance of a composition by Yehuda Yannay.

  • View interdisciplinary presentation of Passion with Tropes by Don Freund with concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez.

  • View introduction to the premiere of the video-opera ¡Unicamente la verdad! by Gabriela Ortiz, concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez.

Featured Profile

Selected video

Rituals, Perceptions and the Music in Your Mind TEDxUND 1/24/14




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Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

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International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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