Andres   R.  Amado Pineda

Assistant Professor  

Office: EPACB 1.117
Phone: (956) 665-2944
Email: andres.amado@utrgv.edu

Dr. Andres R. Amado Pineda

I specialize in the study of the music history and culture of Latin America and the USA. I teach courses in music history, ethnomusicology, and anthropology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Musical nationalism. Importations of transnational music in Guatemala. Music, race, and ethnicity. Latinx music in the USA
  • Education

    • PhD, Music, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
    • MA, Music (Ethnomusicology), Arizona State University, 2008
    • BA, Music, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • Currently Teaching

    MUSI 6360 01 - Music History & Lit:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    MUSI 3301 02 - Music History & Literature II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    MUSI 6395 01 - Independent Study:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Andrés Amado. "Gaudia Cantorum and Xojanel Keletzú: agenciamiento cultural en la música de dos conjuntos de marimba en Guatemala," Agencia Cultural, Arte, Educación y Prácticas Sociales en América Latina y La Frontera. Escribana Books, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017: 192-217.

  • Andrés Amado. Book Review: Songs that Make the Road Dance: Courtship and Fertility Music of the Tz'utujil Maya by Linda O'Brien-Rothe. Austin, Texas: Latin American Music Review, 37, no. 2 2016: 253-256.

  • Andrés Amado. Translation: Applied Ethnomusicology: A critical History of Indigenous Music Studies in Mexico by M.A. Bolaños. Latin American Music Reader: Views from the South. Urbana-Chapmaign, Illinois: The University of Illinois Press, 2016: 393-405.

  • Andrés Amado and Gérard Béhague. Guatemala. Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart Online. Kassel, Stuttgart, and New York: Bärenreiter, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016.

  • Andrés Amado. New Entries. The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, no. 2nd edition 2015.

  • Andrés Amado. Revised Entries. The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, no. 2nd edition 2015.

  • Andrés Amado. "The Fox Trot in Guatemala: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism among Ladinos," Los Angeles, California: Ethnomusicology Review 16, (2011).

  • Andrés Amado. "¿Diferencia o indiferencia? Diagnóstico poscolonial del estudio de la música guatemalteca," Revisita Virtual de Estudios Literarios y Culturales Centroamericanos 20, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2010).

  • Andrés Amado. "IRB Regulations: An Intrusion in the Field?," Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter, 42, no. 3 2008: 6-7.



Selected Presentations


  • Andrés Amado. "Mariachi Mass in the San Juan Basilica: The Politics of Faith and Ethnicity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands."," International Council for Traditional Music, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick, Ireland (July 2017)

  • Andrés Amado. "Agencia Cultural, Arte, Educación y Movimientos Sociales en America Latina y la Frontera," Latin American Studies Association, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima, Peru (May 2017)

  • Andrés Amado. "The Art and Music of the Marimba in Guatemala in the 1970s: Building and Sculpting Racial Discourse," Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah. (April 2017)

  • Andrés Amado. "Benedicto Sáenz Libera Me and the Slience of Guatemalan Nineteenth-Century Choral Music.," American Musicological Society Southwest, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (April 2017)

  • Andrés Amado. "What is Music? Cultural Contexts for Listening," UTRGV Philosophy Club, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas (October 2016)

  • Andrés Amado. "The Sacralization of Mariachi Music in the Rio Grande Valley: Liturgical and Concert Performances," Society for Ethnomusicology Southern Plains, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (April 2016)

  • Andrés Amado. "Cosmopolitanism in the Sacred Repertoire of 19th Century Guatemala: Insights from the Responsory Libera Me by Benedicto Saenz," Second National Research Symposium on American Choral Music, Americah Choral Directors Association, Austin, Texas (June 2015)

  • Andrés Amado. "Songs about Travel: Popular Music and the Experience of Early 20th-Century Modernity in Latin America and the United States," Journey Stories Speakers Series, University of Texas Pan-American Library, Edinburg, Texas (March 2015)

  • Andrés Amado. "The Son "San Miguel Chicaj": Stylistic and Theoretical Considerations of Mayan Marimba Music and Racialization in Guatemala," The Society for Ethnomusicology, Indianapolis, Indiana (November 2013)

  • Andrés Amado. ""The Fox Trot in Guatemala: Cosmopolitan Nationalism among Ladinos," Society for Ethnomusicology Southern Plains, The Unviersity of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (April 2011)

Current Courses

MUSI 6360 01 - Music History & Lit:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
MUSI 3301 02 - Music History & Literature II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
MUSI 6395 01 - Independent Study:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses