Mr Alejandro Arenas

Mr Alejandro  Arenas

Office Information

St. Petersburg / Gibbs  |  Directions & Campus Map

Office Schedule



Alejandro Arenas was born in Medellin, Colombia where he started his musical career playing flamenco and classical guitar. He picked up the bass while he attended the Colegio Andino/Deutsche Schule in Bogota where he performed in the Salsa and Andean Music ensembles as well as the school's orchestra. During his high school years he performed with different independent bands with styles ranging from salsa, blues, rock and heavy metal. Upon graduating high school he moved to Gainesville, FL. There he worked as a freelance musician while being exposed to different genres such as reggae, jazz and funk. He earned an A.A in Music Studies from Santa Fe Community College where he worked unpacking books in the morning, studying during the day and playing gigs by night. In the midst of this chaotic time in his life he developed a deep love for jazz which drove him to learn to play the upright bass and to get a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of South Florida. During his studies at USF he toured Italy and France with the Jazz Ensemble 1 and the Jazztet performing at different jazz festivals such as Umbria and Juan Les Pines. He also had the opportunity to perform alongside internationally recognized jazz musicians such as Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Tim Armacost and Wycliffe Gordon. He currently works as a freelance musician in the Tampa Bay area performing with different artists including Kym Purling, Joanna Rose, Jack Wilkins, Steve Davis, Michael Royal, Hot Sun Quartet, Buster Cooper, The Mars Trio, The Freetime Trio, Denise Moore and Then Some, The Don Juceam Orchestra, Stan Hunter, Modern Guitar Quintet, O Som Do Jazz, and many more.

Subjects Taught

Music, Music: Applied

Course Schedule

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0490   Fall Term 2014
MUN 1031  ROCK ENSEMBLE I 1890 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUN 1718  RHYTHM & BLUES ENSEMBLE 1891 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVS 1014  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - STRING BASS 5088 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVS 1317  CONTEMPORARY BASS TECHNIQUES I 1968 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVS 1318  CONTEMPORARY GUITAR TECHNIQUES I 4641 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVS 2327  CONTEMPORARY BASS TECHNIQUES II 3265 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
0485   Summer Term 2014
MVS 1318  CONTEMPORARY GUITAR TECHNIQUES I 1424 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014