Aurelio de la Vega

Aurelio de la Vega was born in Havana, Cuba in 1925.  After studying at the University of Havana (Ph.D. in Law), at the Conservatorio Ada Iglesias (Ph.D., Music Composition) and also with Fritz Kramer (Havana), and Ernst Toch (Los Angeles), he settled in California in 1959 and became Distinguished Professor of Music and the Director of the Electronic Music Studio at California State University, Northridge.  His vast catalogue of works encompasses compositions in all media except opera.  He has been very influential in the U.S. musical scene promoting the art music of Latin America.

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