Courtesy of Bryce Reed

Carlos Colón is a composer of bilingual Latin American choral music in Spanish and English.

As a liturgist, his music 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. At a young age, he was forced to leave El Salvador and take refuge in Guatemala City.  He holds a B.M. from Belmont University and a M.M. from Baylor University.

His music has been performed in festivals in the United States and abroad. More recently, his compositions have appeared in the Calvin Worship Symposium, Venezuela National Radio, and the Festival de Música Contemporánea of El Salvador. His music has also received acclaim in England, Cuba, and other countries. Colón’s international heritage and personal experience of civil war inform his compositions’ calls to justice, peace, and beauty.