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Humberto Colon

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For over a decade, bassist Humberto Colon has been a part of various musical ventures and ensembles in the Rochester area. As a performer and an active member of the Rochester Musicians’ Association, Local #66, Humberto has played with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Oratorio Society and the Finger Lakes Choral Festival. As an educator, he has taught at various institutions and programs such as: the International School of Music and Arts, the Rochester Summer Bass Retreat at Nazareth College, the String Jam presented by the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and the ‘El Sistema’-inspired, tuition-free afterschool classical music education program, ROCmusic. While instructing at ROCmusic, Humberto was able to collaborate with other local organizations including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Hochstein’s Suzuki String Program.
His passion for music also encompasses arranging, composing and editing music for all kinds of instrumentation. In 2021, this passion got him noticed by local film production studio Espocinema and was hired to score “Clowns in the Woods”, an award winning full-feature horror film.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Humberto served as the Double Bass Professor at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German campus, and as President and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society Modern Academy, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico and master’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the University of Arizona.

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