I am an ethnomusicologist who has specialized in teaching about New Mexican history and culture by singing, playing, and discussing the songs that were sung over time. My mother, Eufelia Romero always sang, and Uncles Filadelfio and Elias Miera sang and played the old baile dance songs on guitar and Cristino Miera the violin at weddings and family gatherings.  As a masters’ candidate at the University of New Mexico, I helped to catalog the Robb collection, and familiarized myself with the old songs.  As a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I focused my dissertation on the Matachines music and dance in Pueblo and Hispano contexts in New Mexico.  When the fiddler of thirty years at the Pueblo of Jemez passed away in 1988, then Pueblo Governor Randolph Padilla allowed me to step in and play the violin for nine years to help the tradition continue and to coach my successor, the grandson of the old fiddler. I hold B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees in Music Theory and Composition from UNM (1983, 1986), and the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA (1993).  I did fieldwork in Mexico as a Fulbright García-Robles Scholar in 2000-01 and have published a number of articles. I am active in various musical and cultural organizations, both nationally and internationally. I enjoy my grown children and growing grandchildren, and ever-expanding extended family of relatives, friends, and colleagues.  My musical expressive devices are emblematic of my experience of the old Indo-Hispano culture of which I am a part.
Canciones de mis Patrias: Songs of my Homelands is now available! It includes enhanced content with Spanish and English lyrics as well as song history.