Carlos Colón is a composer, liturgist, and cultural promoter, specializing in music that is both academically serious and ecclesiastically valuable. His recent projects lie at the intersection of social justice and religious change.
Carlos Colón was born in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. When he was 14, he was forced to leave El Salvador and took refuge in Guatemala City. A resident of the United States since 1986, he holds a B.M. from Belmont University and a M.M. from Baylor University. He became a U.S. citizen in 2001.
His music has been performed in festivals in the United States and abroad.
Recently, his music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Venezuela National Radio, the Calvin Worship Symposium, and the Festival de Música Contemporánea of El Salvador. His music has also received acclaim in England, Cuba and other countries.
2018 Breakout Sessions
Somos pueblo que camina/We Are People on a Journey
Congregational singing is the main form of communal participation in worship. Hymns and songs provide the worshipers with a shared vocabulary that deeply shapes their faith, witness, and commitment to serve the community and the world. In this workshop, we will explore a repertoire of bilingual (Spanish- English), Scripturally-inspired songs from a variety of contexts and cultures, which transcending a language divide, can expand our vision of what it means to be the people of God, living in this world. These songs will appear in a forthcoming (summer 2019, GIA Publications, Inc.) hymnal, Santo, santo, santo/Holy, Holy, Holy: Cantos para el pueblo de Dios/Songs for the people of God.