Gerardo Calderon-Inspirational Sounds from Latin America
As Musical Director of Grupo Condor and Nuestro Canto, Gerardo Calderon studied classical guitar at the Escuela Superior de Musica in Mexico City and Theory and Composition at Portland Community College. Recently, he transferred to Marylhurst University to study Music Therapy. As a professional musician, Gerardo has pursued his interest in traditional Mexican music, Latin American folk music and Pre-Colombian music by performing with folk ensembles in Mexico, Canada, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. He has also toured with choir and world music ensembles, and composed music and design sound for dance and theater companies. Gerardo enjoys playing at senior facilities and nursing homes. He has been a teaching artist for 15 years and has continuously served the northwest community through Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington since 1993, Oregon Historical Society since 2001, Oregon Multnomah County Library System since 2001. Gerardo has arranged, composed and produced multiple albums for Grupo Condor, Nuestro Canto and different artistic collaborative projects. Last year Gerardo released his first solo instrumental CD “Viajero-Traveler” where he composed the music and performed all the instruments. As a parallel activity to performance and teaching, Gerardo is an instrument artisan; he makes custom panflutes, rain-sticks, water drums, turtle boxes and bombos. (bass drum)
Gerardo is available to travel widely! Contact him to arrange for a program at your facility or event.
Contact: Gerardo Calderon
Music Samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmUdku0ojw0
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