Graduate student Juan Velasquez will present his paper "Orfeo Impreso: edición y práctica musical en América Latina, a través del caso de Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)"[Orfeo Printed: musical printing and musical practice in Latin America in Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)] at the 8th International Colloquium on Musicology, which will be held in conjunction with the first conference of the IMS Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARALC/IMS) in Cuba in March, 2014. The International Musicological Society (IMS) was founded in 1927 in Basel, where it has its headquarters. It is a member of the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH), a branch organization of UNESCO.
In addition, the musicology journal of Casa de las Américas will publish Velasquez’s article "Ecos tras bambalinas: el treatro y la práctica musical en Medellín a finales del siglo XIX" (Echoes behind scenes: theaters and musical practice at the end of the 19th century in Medellín).
Juan Fernando Velasquez is a Colombian violinist and musicologist. He earned his bachelor’s and master's degrees at Eafit University in Medellín, Colombia. In 2009 he received a grant of the Fundacion Carolina and participated in the "Catedra Robert Stevenson Para la Difusion del Patrimonio Artístico Iberoamericano" at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid, Spain). In 2011 he won a grant for cultural research from the Secretary of Culture of the Medellín Municipality and published the book Los Ecos de la Villa: La Música en las Publicaciones Períodicas de Medellín (1886-1903). In 2012, Velasquez received a Fulbright grant and is currently a graduate student in Musicology at the Department of Music.