Special Topics in Opera

Music Technology, Composition

Associate Professor of Musicology

Eduardo Herrera (he, his, him) is Associate Professor of Musicology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He specializes in contemporary musical practices from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx peoples in the United States from historical and ethnographic perspectives. His research topics include Argentine and Uruguayan avant-garde music, soccer chants as participatory music making, and music and postcoloniality in Latin America.

  • Courses Taught

    • Latin Music U.S.A. (Byrne Seminar)
    • Introduction to World Music (MUS292)
    • Music in Latin America: Case Studies From the Andes, Brazil, Mexico, and the Hispanic Caribbean (MUS295)
    • Principles of Ethnomusicology (MUS303)
    • Social Theory and Problems in Ethnomusicology (MUS520/620)

Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

Eddie Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. 

With a discography that includes 36 titles, Palmieri has been awarded nine Grammy® Awards. Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his older brother, the late Salsa pianist, Charlie Palmieri.