Noel Allende-Goitía received
his B.M. in Voice from the Music Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and
his M.A. in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He studied
with Puerto Rican composer Amaury Veray, Rafael Aponte-Ledee, and Roberto
Sierra and has participated in contemporary music workshops held in the
Dominican Republic and Brazil. In 1992, he made a post graduate study in
Musicology at the Center of Studies
and Development on Cuban Music, in Cuba, where he studied Latin American
Musicology and field work techniques with the Cuban ensemble "La Sublime."
Since 1994, he has presented his works in the "Semi-Annual Grant Still
Composer Concert" and the "New Music Premiere," in Michigan State University's
School of Music Composition Department. He premiered a work for string
orchestra with the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra on Feb. 23, 1995 and
a clarinet assemble in the "Eleventh Annual Evening New Music and Avangarde
Clarinet Music" at MSU that April.
Allende-Goitía began his quest
for a Ph.D. in music composition in the Fall of 1995 as a recipient of
the Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship. He studied
with professor Mark Sullivan. His works in Music/Culture Social History
have been presented at national and international conferences in Puerto
Dominican Republic, the United States,
Mexico, and Africa.