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Jessie Vallejo


Pompeian Room

Panel Discussion: “Women, Music, Diversity”


Dr. Jessie M. Vallejo is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Mariachi Director in Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department. She is currently researching mariachi music performed outside Mexico and the United States. Dr. Vallejo has worked as an applied ethnomusicologist, co-producing, annotating, and providing photography for Smithsonian Folkways’ 2013 release ¡Así Kotama!: The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador. In addition to her research and teaching, she is an active freelance violinist in the Los Angeles area.