Beyond their Borders: Mariachi Masterclass with Los Camperos musician Sergio “Checo” Alonso
Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies
College of Performing Arts
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Grammy award-winning Los Camperos mariachi musician Sergio “Checo” Alonso, is a committed advocate for the preservation and dissemination of traditional Mexican music in the US.
Join Sergio as he shares his story as a Mexican-American mariachi musician and conducts a masterclass for Chapman University’s Mariachi Panteras.
Meet our guest:
Educator, ethnomusicologist, and multi-instrumentalist, Sergio “Checo” Alonso is a committed advocate for the preservation and dissemination of traditional Mexican music. A graduate of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology and a 25-year member of the world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Alonso has performed in many of the most prestigious concert halls throughout North America. He has worked with some of today’s most revered Latin music recording artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Jose Feliciano, Vikki Carr, Carlos Santana, Caetano Veloso, Lila Downs, Aida Cuevas, Pepe Aguilar, and Alejandro Fernando. His performance credits have also spanned across other music genres through tours and/or recordings with international artists such as The Chieftains, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the New York City Opera.