Founded in 2013, Cayambis Music Press embodies the realization of a long-held idea to promote and publish the finest chamber music from Latin America. This idea represents the convergence of a number of independent threads, including direct experiences in Latin American musical institutions and organizations, academic research interests and prior participation as part of a music publishing editorial team. Consequently, we are proud to say that today, Cayambis Music Press represents the music of 58 composers from 15 different countries. In addition to our main workshop and distribution center in Virginia, our company also operates a fulfillment center in Spain to serve the needs of musicians in Europe.
And finally, Cayambis Music Press is the authorized distributor for the Fundación Juan Bautista Plaza, a Venezuelan institute that publishes the works of Juan Bautista Plaza, who was one of that country’s most important composers of the 20th century.
Our mission is to provide the North American and European markets with the finest quality music from Latin America published to the highest standards. In addition, a core value of our company is to encourage and promote the performance of this music and to provide essential resources in support of our overall corporate mission.
There are a number of ways in which we seek to accomplish this mission, including, but not limited to the following:
>The scores that we receive are first be evaluated by an editorial committee. To date, fewer than a third of these submissions have been approved for publication.
>Approved scores are meticulously prepared and then reviewed by both the editorial team and the composer prior to publication.
>Our company is actively engaged in the performance of our publications through our in-house ensemble, the Cayambis Sinfonietta.
>Our company maintains a blog that is devoted to discussion and commentary about the creation, performance, and evaluation of Latin American classical music.
>With our “Artist Program,” we develop relationships with recognized artists and ensembles in order to promote the performance of Latin American music.
>Through our “Latin American Voices” podcasts, we encourage a dialog between our composers and the North American public.
>We maintain a profile page for each Latin American country that includes vital resources and links to important individuals and institutions.