Dominican Music Studios


Organized and designed by the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Cultural Center, the proposal of this Program de Dominican Music Studies it constitutes a training option for teachers, students, researchers and musicians on topics related to creation, educational practice and reflection, socio-cultural animation and the teaching of art in the classroom.

The program (ANNEX I) will have various theoretical-practical sessions of a total of 40 hours.
Regulating bases of the scholarship call:
The Leon Center will grant 7 full scholarships and 5 media-scholarships for the Dominican Music Studios.

Characteristics of the scholarship:
The scholarships give the possibility to the beneficiary of carrying out the Dominican Music Studies Program at the León Center free of charge, or paying the 50% in the case of the half-scholarship, and include all the materials, field work and certification of the course.


  • Characteristics of the recipients:

All those researchers, teachers and technicians, women and men, anniversary students and students of music schools oriented to the theme of music will be able to benefit from this call: study, inventory, revaluation, research, publications and other actions that allow resizing from these institutions, the musicality and sonority of the Dominican people, contributing to their recognition and strengthening their cultural identity.

  • Documentation and deadlines

The deadline for submitting applications opens on Tuesday 6 in September and ends on Sunday 9 in October at 12: 00 pm All those applications submitted after the deadline will be discarded automatically. Applicants must submit the following documents at the León Center to the Department of Education or send them to the e-mail. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Application Form (ANNEX II);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Brief motivation letter;
  • Photocopy of the identity card or document on both sides.1

On Monday 17 of 2016 October will be announced the names of the selected people through direct communication with stakeholders.

  • Selection and award system of the 7 scholarships and 5 media scholarships:

The requirements specified in the 2 section) Characteristics of the recipients, as well as the documents requested for granting the scholarship. In case the applications exceed the number of scholarships (15) a selection will be made that will assess the motivation letter and the work trajectory of the interested or interested party. 

4) Diplomas and accreditations:
After the course, the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Cultural Center will grant all participants a certificate of participation of 40 hours of professional development. The attendance, at least, at 85% of the sessions of the program, whether of a theoretical or practical nature, will be a prerequisite for achieving accreditation.

Likewise, and as a method of evaluation and completion of the program, the beneficiaries will deliver in the last week of the course a Research Proposal whose characteristics are specified in ANNEX III of this Call.





You come 4



9: 00 am to 1: 00 pm

Module I. of methodology and conceptual framework

Studies of ethnomusicology in the DR.

2: 00 pm to 6: 00 pm

Module I. of methodology and conceptual framework

The traditional Dominican music.

Saturday 5th



9: 00 am to 1: 00 pm


Module II. Interactive workshop

Music and traditional Dominican instruments

2: 00 pm to 6: 00 pm

Module III. A perspective of Dominican music

The social problems of the Caribbean, reflected through his music

Music in the twentieth century: merengue, bachata, bolero and son

The MIC and the new vision on Dominican music

A perspective on the Dominican cultural identity with regard to music.

Friday 11th



9: 00 am to 1: 00 pm

Module IV. Conversation. The Dominican music. Research or empiricism.


2: 00 pm to 6: 00 pm

Module V. Music and dance. Explanatory workshop

Support presentations.

Explanatory and interactive type workshop format.

Afro dance Ballet Folklorico de Santiago. 

Group of sticks of Santiago.

Presentation-danceable typical set of Santiago.

Saturday 12th



9: 00 am to 6: 00 pm

Module VI. Application of the participant observation research technique.

Field work





Dominican Music Studies, research and feature.

As part of the continuity to the program of Dominican Music Studies of the Leon Center and in strategic alliance with the Ministry of Culture, also motivated in its programs and lines of work by the study, and reorientation of the theme of music: study, inventory, revaluation, research, publications and other actions that allow to resize from these institutions, the musicality and sonority of the Dominican people, contributing to their recognition and strengthening of cultural identity.

Music is, moreover, one of the most active creative industries that allows us to promote ways of redefining culture as an added value to development and as a means of life for its bearers.

It is currently Dominican music, one of the most powerful forms of representation of Dominican culture abroad and its demand is more than the record industry, to be also juicy contracts and artistic presentations internationally as a great demand for their dancing forms.

Today the study and systematization of the Dominican musical fact is a peremptory necessity of institutions that work with the cultural theme, because it is not possible to explain ourselves as a country regardless of the musicality that accompanies our daily lives.

From the own outlines of the previous ethnomusicology courses and taking into account the intention of inclusion in the configuration of this proposal. The ethnomusicology training program is proposed that allows a closeness to the different approaches and proposals that have come from different angles on Dominican music and culture.


      • Start the interest in the systematic investigation of Dominican music.
      • Create a community of young people of Dominican music researchers.
      • Promote the exchange of knowledge practices and experiences among researchers, musicians and fans of Dominican music.
      • Promote meetings between specialists on Dominican music.
      • Train young people in the study of music as intangible heritage.
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