Staff - Juan Carlos Arango


Juan Carlos Arango

Born in Colombia, Juan Carlos Arango received his degree in oboe with Vaclav Vinecky at the University of Brasilia, Brazil and studied dulcian with Michael McCraw at Indiana University's Early Music Institute. He has performed with many early music ensembles and is currently a member of such Ensemble Lipzodes and Fénix de los Ingenios.

He has performed in international festivals such as Singapore Festival of Arts; JakArts Festival, Jakarta; II Festival de Música Antigua y Religiosa de Bogotá; Festival de Música Antigua y Barroca "Los Fundadores," San Luis Potosí, Mexico; II Latin-American Baroque Music Festival of Chiquitos, Bolivia; X Festivale "Il Canto delle Pietre" Italy. He has also performed for The Education Ministry of the Embassy of Spain in Philadelphia, the Colombian Embassy in Tokyo, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.

Juan was a faculty member in The Third Annual Magdalena Early Music Workshop in New Mexico and has acted as coordinator for woodwind instruments for the Plan Nacional de Bandas, a project of the Ministry of Culture in Colombia. In addition, he has been active as a teacher of oboe, chamber music and music theory at universities in Colombia. He has recorded for the Milan-Jade label and for Focus Records. 

At the LAMC, Juan has been working as Assistant Researcher for over 10 years. Currently he is the head of the Center's upcoming CD recording series featuring a collection of our best recordings accumulated over the years. Juan is also vice-president and board member of Early Music in Motion, a not-for-profit organization that promotes early music in the midwest region.