Latin American and Iberian Music

Begun in 2021, the Grove Music Online Ibero-Latin update project rethinks and updates coverage of music and musicians in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Under the editorship of Walter A. Clark, this multi-year project will expand Grove’s coverage in this exciting area of music making.

To discover new and revised entries commissioned through this project click here.


Editor in Chief

Jim Samson

Walter Aaron Clark received his doctorate in musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverside, where he is the founder/director of UCR’s Center for Iberian and Latin American Music. He was the founding editor (2005-16) of Oxford University Press’s award-winning series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music, and he is now editor-in-chief of the Grove Dictionary of Latin American and Iberian Music, as well as of the refereed online journal Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review. He is the author of groundbreaking biographies of Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Federico Moreno Torroba (with William Krause), published by Oxford University Press, as well as Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar, from University of Illinois Press. His latest book is Joaquín Rodrigo: A Research and Information Guide, for Routledge. He is currently writing a co-authored biography (with Javier Suárez-Pajares) of Joaquín Rodrigo, for W. W. Norton, and co-editing (with Álvaro Torrente) The Cambridge History of Music in Spain. He is the recipient of Fulbright and NEH grants, and in 2016, King Felipe VI of Spain conferred on him the title of Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica, a Spanish knighthood, in recognition of his efforts to promote Spanish music and culture. 


Area Editor

Brazil: Rogério Budasz, University of California, Riverside

Rogério Budasz is a musicologist interested in early plucked instruments, Luso-Brazilian musical theater, and Afro-Iberian musical connections. His most recent research focuses on the Atlantic circulation of musicians and repertories and the intertwined issues of power, ethnicity, and cultural reconfiguration. He has published three books, several book chapters, and a number of articles in Music & Letters, Early Music, Music & Art, Studi Musicali, and Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, among other venues.


Area Advisors

Suzel Ana Reily: Professor of Ethnomusicology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil 

Carlos Sandroni: Professor of Ethnomusicology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil

Paulo Castagna: Professor of Musicology, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil