Latin American Ensemble

Latin American Ensemble

The Latin American Ensemble at the University of Arkansas explores the richness and diversity of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean. The ensemble's repertoire encompasses a wide range of styles, from old traditional forms such as Son, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha and Mambo to newer music styles such as Latin Jazz and "pop" influenced music as Salsa and Timba. A typical performance involves guest singers or instrumentalists performing the biggest hits of Latin music and music composed and/or arranged by the instructor and students. The ensemble performs one concert per semester, and organizations frequently invite the group to participate in events on and off-campus.

Latin American Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

  • TH 6:00 p.m.

Latin American Music is listed as MUEN 1501, 2501, 3501, 4501, 4801, 5501. Freshmen enroll in the 1000 level, sophomores in the 2000 level, etc.

Audition Information

The Latin American Ensemble is open to enrollment for music majors and non-majors alike.  Interested students must meet with the instructor for a brief audition at the beginning of each semester.  If you have questions, please contact Professor Fernando Valencia by email: jvalenc@uark.edu

Fernando Valencia

Fernando Valencia 
Director