Homero CerónPrincipal

    Based in Tucson, Arizona, Homero has lived a diverse life as a percussionist.

    Starting in the music business as a 12 year old drummer in Monterrey, Mexico, he went on to study music at The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in the mid 70’s followed by graduate work at The University of Arizona.

    He has played: drums/vibes/timpani and orchestral percussion in many different settings from small jazz combos to symphony orchestras, ballet, opera and in the orchestra pit of numerous touring shows.

    He has appeared as a soloist on marimba/vibraphone and percussion with various chamber groups including the Tucson Symphony, True Concord and Tucson Pops Orchestras.

    He is the PCC adjunct percussion instructor since 1989 and is the recipient of the Arizona Arts Award (1999) and The You are my Sunshine award (Young Audiences of America 1996).

    He presently is the Principal Percussionist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Timpanist of the Tucson Pops, Timpanist/percussionist with True Concord and freelances as a marimba, vibraphone and steel drum player as well as a musician in jazz and chamber music.

    Homero is co-director of The Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet, an ensemble that specializes in Afro-Cuban jazz.