Carmen Helena Téllez
Professor of Music, Jacobs School of Music
Project: "Nested Analysis and Resonant Concordances: Developing Immersive Environments for the Presentation of New Art Music"
Carmen Helena Téllez is Professor of Music, Director of the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and Director of the Latin American Music Center at the Jacobs School of Music. She is also series editor for Oxford University Press, and artistic co-director of Aguavá New Music Studio, an artists' group devoted to the interdisciplinary presentation of new art music. Previously the Music Director of the National Chorus of Spain, she tours nationally and internationally as a conductor, producer and lecturer.
She has conducted the world premieres and collegiate premieres of important choral-orchestral compositions of our time and has won awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the State Department, Indiana University New Frontiers, and the Indiana Arts Commission.
Carmen earned a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University in 1989. In 2010 she received the 2010 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and presented the Sonneborn Lecture.