Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions

Juan Orrego-Salas "My Life in Music: A Century of Relationships through Musical Notes"

The Latin American Music Center (LAMC) celebrates the life and music of its founding director, Juan Orrego-Salas, on his 100th birthday, with an exhibit that highlights his impact as a composer, educator, scholar, and advocate of Latin American music. The exhibit includes materials from the Juan Orrego-Salas Legacy Collection, donated by the composer in 2011 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Center.

The Collection consists of Orrego-Salas’s musical works and ephemera such as letters, photographs, concert programs, and writings by and about Orrego-Salas. It includes sketches, manuscript scores, and published scores by the composer. A variety of program notes, concert programs, reviews, and articles, as well as Orrego-Salas’s scrapbooks comprise part of the Collection. Other items include personal and professional correspondence to and from Orrego-Salas, scholarly writings by and about Orrego-Salas, papers and compositions written by his students, as well as photographs and artwork, all of which provide insight into the life and music of the composer.

This online exhibit complements a physical exhibit on display at the Indiana University William and Gayle Cook Music Library from January 18-February 26, 2019.


Curated by Emma Dederick (Latin American Music Center Curator of Special Collections), Anna Hinkley and Emily Baumgart (LAMC Technical Services Assistants and students in the Master of Library Science with a specialization in Music Librarianship program).