Silvia   Lazo

Assistant Professor  

Office: EPACB 2.114
Email: silvia.lazo@utrgv.edu

Dr. Silvia Lazo

Lazo’s research explores the social, cultural, and political dimensions of music in Latin America. Her current project is “Sounding the Boricuan Jukebox. Pueblerino Sonorites, Agency, and Style in the Works of Roberto Sierra."





Selected Publications


  • Silvia Lazo. ""A Discussion on the Power of Science to Complement Ethno+Musicological Studies: Insights from Interdisciplinary Musicology."," Passo Fundo, UPF: História: Debates e Tendências 18, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 31-41.

  • Silvia Lazo. "‘Music for Progress’: A Study of Pau Casals’ Music Institutions in Puerto Rico as an Extension of U.S. Neocolonialism ," UT Press: Latin American Music Review 38, no. 2 (December 2017): 185-211.

  • Silvia Lazo. "Dalí’s Eccentric Imagination: Impact of Audiovisual Culture in Roberto Sierra’s Sch," UC Riverside: Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review 2, no. 2 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017): 77-102.

  • Silvia Lazo. "The Secret Nightingale: When Utterance and Silence Co-exist. Susan Metcalfe-Casals and the Genesis of ‘En Sourdine.’," UC Riverside : Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review 1, no. 2 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 29–51.

  • Silvia Lazo. "Seduced by Another’s Art. A discussion on the power of transference in Roberto Sierra’s Kandinsky ," UFBA: Anais do 3º Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical, September 2015: 41–54.

  • Silvia Lazo. "Casals’ International Artistic Boycott (1945–?)," UFBA: Ictus Periódico Acadêmico 13, no. 2 (December 2014): 30–65.

  • Silvia Lazo. "Building a cultivated labor identity through art decoration: Classical images in the Catalan Workers’ Magazine Fruïcions (1927-1932)," New York, NY: Music in Art 39, no. 1-2 (August 2014): 159–166.



Selected Presentations


  • Silvia Lazo. "Sounding the Boricuan Jukebox: Pueblerino Sonorities, Agency, and Style in the Works of Roberto Sierra. Reflections on Research and Writing on a Living Composer.," Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices and Complexities , University of Surrey, Guilford, UK. (October 2017)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Finding a Compositional Self: Roberto Sierra’s Season of Professional Development (1979–92)," Puerto Rican Soundscapes. Exploring Puerto Rican Heritage Stateside Through Roots, Jazz and Classical Music., Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY. (May 2016)

  • Silvia Lazo. "The Secret Nightingale: when utterance and silence co-exist. Susan Metcalfe-Casals and the genesis of En Sourdine," Annual Meeting of the New York State–St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society, American Musicological Society, SUNY, Potsdam, NY (April 2016)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Eccentric Imagination: the Impact of Audiovisual Culture in Roberto Sierra’s Sch," 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Ethnomusicology, Austin, TX (December 2015)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Becoming the Composer. A Decade of Roberto Sierra’s Life (1985–95)," Music of the Americas: Writing Histories, Connecting Sites, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (September 2015)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Seduced by Another’s Art. A discussion on the power of transference in Roberto Sierra’s Kandinsky ," III Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical (RidIm–BR), Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. (July 2015)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Building a Cultivated Labor Identity Through Music Iconography: A Study of Classical Images in a Twentieth-Century Catalan Workers’ Magazine," Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (April 2014)

  • Silvia Lazo. "'Music for Progress.’ Pablo Casals’ alignment with the American cultural development plan for Puerto Rico," El Exilio Republicano Español. España, Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos: 1936–73, Cervantes Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (March 2014)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Casals and the Puerto Rican Cultural Development Plan (Operación Serenidad)," First International Symposium of Latin American Music, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (February 2013)

  • Silvia Lazo. "Casals’ Intimate Voice," XIII International Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (May 2010)

Current Courses

MUSI 6338 01 - Mus Ethnograph & Fieldwork:
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MUSI 1308 01 - Music History & Literature I:
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MUSI 1309 03 - World Music Cultures:
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