UCLA Musicologist’s New Book Explores the Sublime
Cesar Favila, assistant professor of Musicology, has just published his first book. Immaculate Sounds: The Musical Lives of Nuns in New Spain breaks new ground in its imaginative approach to recovering the lives of women who sang devotional music in Catholic churches. Oxford University Press has published the book in hardback. The UCLA Library has partnered with the
Cesar Favila and Paul Feller Honored by American Musicology Society
Cesar Favila, an assistant professor of musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has won the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society. The award, established by the trustees of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua in memory of their founder and first director, aims to stimulate cooperation between scholars and performers by
Meet Herman Luis Chavez, Undergraduate Commencement Speaker 2022
A chance encounter with the music of Bolivian composer Atiliano Auza León changed the trajectory of Herman Luis Chavez’s life.
Musicologist Cesar Favila named Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader and ACLS Fellow
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is thrilled to congratulate Cesar Favila, assistant professor of musicology, who has received support  for his book project, “Immaculate Sounds: The Musical Lives of Nuns in New Spain.” Favila has been named a Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader by The Institute for Citizens & Scholars and an American Council
Herman's Transfer Story
I fell in love with the early summer on campus. The pink flowers stretching their petals out to greet me outside of Powell Library; the statues at the entrance of the Schoenberg music building, clearly visible from the windows that traveled from floor to ceiling; the warm brick of Royce Hall and the castle that
Musicologist Cesar Favila joins School of Music as Assistant Professor
César Favila is an expert in Latin American musics, Mexican music, early modern music, sacred music, and women’s music.