The Manuel Ochoa Papers document the professional life of Cuban conducting prodigy Manuel Ochoa. Creator of Havana’s Sociedad Coral in the 1940s, Ochoa later became a driving force of the cultural activities of Miami as a Cuban exile. He established the Society of Arts and Culture of the Americas in 1968, and fulfilled his artistic vision by founding the Miami Symphony Orchestra in 1989.

The Manuel Ochoa Papers consist of correspondence, published and unpublished musical scores, photographs, concert programs and pamphlets, clippings, writings about classical music, minutes of the meetings, concert papers, memorabilia, diplomas, magazines, scrapbooks and working papers of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections site.

The Manuel Ochoa Papers are housed in the Cuban Heritage Collection, located in Richter Library.

Manuel Ochoa Papers (Finding Aid)

Manuel Ochoa Papers (Digital Collection)