Perry Chacón, Jr.

Guest Artist

​Perry Chacón Jr., tenor
Perry Chacón Jr. is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the tutelage of Dr. Alfonse Anderson. He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Opera and Music Theatre performance from Arizona State University, where he studied with renowned operatic baritone Gordon Hawkins. Chacón began his musical studies as a guitarrón player and lead vocalist with the high school ensemble Mariachi Chula Vista in California. With Mariachi Chula Vista, he performed at the Tucson International Mariachi conference, Albuquerque Espectacular, the Encuéntro Nacional del Mariachi y la Charreria in Guadalajara, and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington D.C. Chacón continued his studies with Dr. Jeff Nevin, and is currently a guitarist and lead vocalist for Mariachi Champaña Nevin. With that ensemble, he performs with San Diego Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Symphony and the York Symphony Orchestra, among others. Chacon is currently one of the three directors at one of the nation’s top Middle School Mariachi programs, Mariachi Los Gavilanes de Monaco Middle School in Las Vegas.

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