Ludim R. Pedroza
Ludim Rebeca Pedroza is Assistant Professor of Music at Texas State University, where she teaches courses in history of Latin American music, general music history, and piano techniques. Her research focuses mainly on the philosophy and cultural anthropology of performance and on Latin American music within current transnational aesthetic trends. Among her scholarly works are "Music as Communitas: Franz Liszt, Clara Schumann, and the Musical Work" (Journal of Musicological Research 29/4), "Folk Dance in the Latin American Art Tradition: An Overview of the Venezuelan Joropo at the Piano" (CMS National 2008), and "Priestess at the Piano: The Mind/Body Conflict in Clara Schumann's Performative Persona" (Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2007). Dr. Pedroza's occasional performance interests gravitate towards the exploration of non-canonical repertoire in historical and aesthetic relation to standard repertoire. Her recent performances have concentrated on Latin American works by Osvaldo Lacerda, José Clemente Laya, Moisés Moleiro, and Juan Vicente Lecuna.