Mateus’s Music, Awards Featured in Middletown Press

Jorge Arevalo Mateus.

Jorge Arevalo Mateus.

Jorge Arevalo Mateus, a Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology, was featured in the March 5 edition of The Middletown Press in an article titled “Global music, culture student in residence at Wesleyan.”

Mateus, a music archivist, ethnomusicologist, scholar, musician, composer and audio installation artist, is a Grammy-winning producer for Best Historical Recording.

In 2008, Mateus won an award for writing from the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, CD Liner Notes, and he has published many essays, articles and reviews in academic and popular journals, edited volumes, and other publications such as New York Archives Magazine, Ethnomusicology, Journal of Popular Music Studies; and Centro, The Journal of Puerto Rican Studies.

In the article, Mateus says Wesleyan has one of the best ethnomusicology programs in the nation.