Mr Alejandro Arenas

Mr Alejandro Arenas

Office Information

St. Pete/Gibbs Campus
FA 102
Music Instructor


Alejandro Arenas was born in Medellin, Colombia where he started his musical career playing flamenco and classical guitar. He picked up the bass while he attended the Colegio Andino/Deutsche Schule in Bogota where he performed in the Salsa and Andean Music ensembles as well as the school's orchestra. During his high school years he performed with different independent bands with styles ranging from salsa, blues, rock and heavy metal. Upon graduating high school he moved to Gainesville, FL. There he worked as a freelance musician while being exposed to different genres such as reggae, jazz and funk. He earned an A.A in Music Studies from Santa Fe Community College where he worked unpacking books in the morning, studying during the day and playing gigs by night. In the midst of this chaotic time in his life he developed a deep love for jazz which drove him to learn to play the upright bass and to get a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of South Florida. During his studies at USF he toured Italy and France with the Jazz Ensemble 1 and the Jazztet performing at different jazz festivals such as Umbria and Juan Les Pines. He also had the opportunity to perform alongside internationally recognized jazz musicians such as Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Tim Armacost and Wycliffe Gordon. He currently works as a freelance musician in the Tampa Bay area performing with different artists including Kym Purling, Joanna Rose, Jack Wilkins, Steve Davis, Michael Royal, Hot Sun Quartet, Buster Cooper, The Mars Trio, The Freetime Trio, Denise Moore and Then Some, The Don Juceam Orchestra, Stan Hunter, Modern Guitar Quintet, O Som Do Jazz, and many more.

Office Schedule


Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Spring Term 2015 (0495)

MUN 2719   #4632
SP HS109
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
MUN 1032   #2945
SP HS109
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MVS 1318   #3453
SP HS101
11:57 am - 11:57 am
MVS 1317   #3438
SP HS101
11:57 am - 11:57 am

Subjects Taught

Musical Ensembles, Applied Music: Strings

Course Schedule

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Summer Term 2015 (0500)
MVS 1317   Electric Bass Rock, Jazz, Blue1194SPIndependent Study5/18/157/24/15
MVS 1318   Cont. Guitar Techniques I1514SPIndependent Study5/18/157/24/15
Spring Term 2015 (0495)
MUN 1032   Rock Ensemble II2945SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
MVS 1317   Electric Bass Rock, Jazz, Blue3438SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVS 1318   Cont. Guitar Techniques I3453SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MUN 2719   Rhythm & Blues Ensemble II4632SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
MUN 1031   Rock Ensemble I1890SPFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
MUN 1718   Rhythm & Blues Ensemble1891SPFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
MVS 1317   Electric Bass Rock, Jazz, Blue1968SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVS 2327   Electric Bass for Rock,II3265SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVS 1318   Cont. Guitar Techniques I4641SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVS 1014   Applied Music EnrchString Bass5088SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14