Call for Proposals

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Department of Music is pleased to announce the 14th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival to be held on October 13-15, 2023  in the Vera Lea Rinker Music and Fine Arts Building on our campus in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The festival will feature an academic conference that will include papers, lecture-recitals, and performances, all relating to the subject of the concert music of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. It will feature concerts of new and historic music, including music influenced by Latin idioms written by non-Latin composers.

​We welcome proposals involving all facets of classical musical life in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States


A. Individual Papers

We invite paper proposals on a variety of subjects relating to hispanic and Portuguese music of the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas. Subjects may be historically focused or on current topics. Presentations must be limited to 20 minutes with a 5-minute discussion period. Proposals must be submitted as an abstract of no more than 300 words. 


B. Lecture – Recitals

Proposals for lecture-recitals of Hispanic art music are welcome. These recitals may be no longer than thirty mintues followed by 5 mintues of discussion time and should offer an appropriate balance of lecture and performance elements. Applicants should specify the length of their performance in their abstracts. Applicants must also include in the body of their proposal a link to an online audio file that is representative of the proposed recital content, as well as a list of any special requirements (e.g., piano, music stand, space for dance demonstration, choral risers). All performers must be provided by the presenter and all performers must register at the full conference rate. 


C. Performances

We invite proposals for short performances of Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin-American music during the Friday and Saturday sessions. Selections must not exceed 25 minutes in length.  All performers must register at the full conference rate. 



If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Michael O'Connor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music
Director, Hispanic Heritage Festival
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Eunice Lebron

Events & Auditions Coordinator
Palm Beach Atlantic University