One of the objectives of the Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music (CILASiM) is to encourage the performance of Latin American classical music in as significant a manner as possible. This is necessary due to a number of reasons, including the fact that there is less of this music being performed in this country than one might think. For instance, many major symphony orchestras do not program a single Latin American work across an entire season; similarly, the conductors of university and college orchestras are largely unlikely to Latin American works on their concert programs. With this in mind, we invite you to read about the programs and services the Institute has designed to further its objectives in this area.
The Cayambis Sinfonietta is a professional ensemble that is made up of winds, strings, percussion and piano; in essence, the ensemble is like a miniature orchestra that can effectively perform a wide range of music of different styles and time periods. In addition to its concert program, the Sinfonietta also performs a school show to introduces students to the various characteristics of Latin American classical music.
The Cayambis Institute provides support for U.S. instrumentalists who would like to perform Latin American classical music at a national or international conference.
When fully activated, CILASiM will welcome proposals from musicians in Latin America who would like to produce a CD recording of Latin American classical music.