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Carlota Aguilar-Gonzalez

Carlota Aguilar-Gonzalez

Educational Background

  • Viola performance, Rafael Orozco Conservatory in Córdoba

  • Bachelor’s, Musicology, Complutense University of Madrid

  • Master's, Spanish and Hispano-American musicology, Complutense University of Madrid


Carlota Aguilar Gonzalez is a current Ph.D. student in musicology. She hails from the Canary Islands and Andalucía, Spain, where she was raised deconstructing the sounds of the Canarian timple, cassettes of Raphael and the western-focused studies at the Conservatory of Music. She graduated with a degree in viola performance from the Rafael Orozco Conservatory in Córdoba in 2011, though quickly dove into musicology. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Musicology followed by a master's degree in Spanish and Hispano-American musicology at the Complutense University of Madrid. She comes to Cornell with a passion for the intersection of music, society, and gender. She has contributed to conferences about Spanish song “La Canción es la Escena I, II” and currently is part of the gender studies group of the SIBE (Sociedad de Etnomusicología.) Her work focuses on the role of gender expression and identity in 20th-century Spanish music, and uses a critical lens to examine the use of voice, bodies, and space in popular—and not so popular—music.


  • Music