PhD. in Musicology from Universidad de Valladolid and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His area of research is related to the study of musical practices found in popular and traditional contexts and musical education from an intercultural perspective.
He is member of the Study Group Music and Dance in Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), and is president of the ICTM National Committee in Chile. He is currently professor at the Department of Arts and Humanities at the Universidad de Los Lagos, where he coordinates for the research group GIAP10/21 “Música, cultura y territorio: debates sobre la investigación musical desde las regiones”.