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
And finally, Cayambis Music Press is the authorized distributor for the Fundación Juan Bautista Plaza, a Venezuelan institute that publishes the works of
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:
In any event, our website has been designed to make your selection as easy as possible. We realize that the names and titles may not be familiar to American audiences, and for that reason all of our composers have provided brief biographies. Clicking on the title of any composition will take you to that composition webpage, where you will find a short musical example as well as brief and extended descriptions. On a number of our product pages you’ll find an audio file or even a YouTube video. Or, if you are looking for a specific instrument or would like to explore the music of a specific country, use our search field to take you directly to those results.
Whatever your preference may be, every one of our editions is meticulously prepared and laid out on high quality concert size (9 x 12) paper. Every piece larger than a duet includes parts as well as a full score. Printed on the inside page of every cover you will find biographical information in English and Spanish that can be freely used for program notes; just be sure to include the line, “Used by permission of Cayambis Music Press.”
Finally, Cayambis Music Press is proud to be affiliated with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music International (BMI) and the National Flute Association (NFA).
Welcome to Cayambis Music Press! We hope that your experience with our website and our music is entirely to your satisfaction. But if you have any comment or suggestion,