Lorenzo Candelaria Associate Provost, University of Texas, El Paso

Lorenzo Candelaria (PhD, Yale University) is a professor of music history and literature at The University of Texas at El Paso. His area of research focuses on expressions of faith through the music, art, and rituals of Roman Catholicism. He is the author of The Rosary Cantoral which received the Robert M. Stevenson Award of the American Musicological Society, and American Music: A Panorama, a leading introduction to music in American cultures. He is currently writing a book on music in Mexican Catholicism.