Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo is affiliate professor of music and the director of the Metropolitan State University Mariachi Ensemble and the Mariachi Correcaminos. He began playing mariachi and traditional southwest Hispanic music as a teenager with the Mariachi Alegre and The Southwest Musicians with which he made recordings presenting music for entertainment and liturgical holiday events. Lorenzo is the director of the Southwest Musicians. In the fall of 2016, he was appointed: Direttore della Musica Sacra Ispanico of the Conservatory of Music for the Cathedral/Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. He was awarded the 1996 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, acknowledging his work as a folk violinist, guitarist, and vocalist, among his other accomplishments as a musician, ethnic dancer, folklorist, arts administrator, and culture bearer for approximately five decades. He was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Arts as a performing artist in 1976. In 2004, he was awarded the Hilos Culturales Distinguished Traditional Folk Artist Premio for his lifetime contributions to the traditional Hispanic traditions of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Dr. Trujillo has presented thousands of concerts, lecture demonstrations, and has published extensively about traditional music and dance of the Southwest United States over the past 40 years. He has recorded and performed for television, radio and on numerous CDs. In 2009, he was inducted into the Colorado Chicano Music Hall of Fame and in 2011 he was presented with the Tesoro Cultural Center’s Tesoro de Oro Award. His most popular CD is: The Golden Age of the Southwest: From 1840 to Hollywood.

Learn more about Dr. Trujillo's current activities with the Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU Denver

Mariachi at Boettcher




Spanish Mass at the Cathedral/Basilica in Denver

12:30 pm, Every 3rd Sunday
from September to April

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January, 2018

January 15

Grand Prairie Arts Academy
Dallas, Texas

February, 2018

February 2

Hilos Culturales
Colorado Preservation Conference
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

February 16

American Mariachi
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, Colorado

February 17

Colorado Statewide Mariachi Conference
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado

May, 2018

May 5

Holy Family Cinco de Mayo Gala
Broomfield, Colorado

Cheluna Brewery
Aurora, Colorado

May 6

Mother's Day Concert
King Center Concert Hall
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado

June, 2018

June 14 – 17

Family Heritage Day
Sponsored by LVCCHP Cultural Heritage Center
With Ft. Union National Monument and New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico

June 18 – 22

Metropolitan State University Mariachi Teachers/Students Training Conference
King Concert Center
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado

July, 2018

July 3 – 5

Arroyo Seco 4th of July Events
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

July 10 – 15

Mariachi Spectacular Workshop
Albuquerque, New Mexico

September, 2018

September 15

Bent's Old Fort
La Junta, Colorado

September 16

Spanish Market and Rendevous
Tesoro Cultural Center
The Fort
Morrison, Colorado

October, 2018

October 29

Guest Artist Series
Música del Pasado – the Music of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico From the 1800’s to Hollywood
Regis University
Denver, Colorado

November, 2018

November 25

Farolito Lighting Ceremony
Tesoro Cultural Center
The Fort, Morrison, Colorado

December, 2018

December 2 / 4:00 pm

Mariachi los Correcaminos Fall Concert
King Concert Center
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado

December 7 – 8

Holiday Concert
King Concert Center
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado


The Golden Age of the Southwest

The Golden Age of the Southwest:
From 1840 to Hollywood

Featuring Lorenzo A. Trujillo, with cousins and friends

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Also available locally in Denver at:
CHAC Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

A Musical Banquet

A Musical Banquet,
From Santa Fe to Denver

Featuring Lorenzo A. Trujillo, with cousins and friends

This CD represents the music of Colorado and New Mexico based on classics from folk traditions. Some of the selected pieces date back to the 1840’s during the trapper period in the Southwest when Colorado and New Mexico were first being settled and other selections are more contemporary. The two artists join forces to create an exciting new rendition of these pieces representing the past to the present with a unique and authentic sound.

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Valse de la Grandma
Tennessee Waltz
Anniversary Song

Southwest Musicians

Southwest Musicians

Twenty traditional pieces from the old time music of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico presented on violin, guitar, guitarron and vocals. Truly a treasure for the collector of the music of the Rio Grande of 1840 to today.

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La Varsovianna
Valse de los Paños
La Comancha
Son Los Años
Valse Taoseño
Valse Apasionado


¡Mariachis Correcaminos en Denver!

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Music and the Arts

Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo – Taking Mariachi Music to New Heights

El Alba Magazine, June, 2018

“Lorenzo Trujillo loved music from an early age, inspired by his Aunt Eva Nuánez, celebrated Denver Songstress…”

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A Journey in Time – A Story about Dr. Lorenzo A. Trujillo

Colorado Hispanic Genealogist, December, 2017
The Journal of the Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy

“Living History from a Genealogy Foundation”

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El Triple Compromiso De Lorenzo Trujillo

CASA Magazine, May 2017

“El conocido abogado Lorenzo Trujillo fue premiado por la Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) en su gala del 2017… ”

See the full article in Casa Magazine

Metro State student musicians to fill void of mariachi teachers in Colorado
Metro State program seeks to share Mexican culture through mariachi performances

By Elizabeth Hernandez, June 13, 2016

“As you ascend the building’s stairs, the violins, guitars, vihuela and guitarron come into earshot. Then the powerful voices of the Metro State mariachi ensemble are booming through the music room’s doors … ”

See the article in the Denver Post

Mariachi culture takes centerstage

By Teresa Diaz Soriano, November 4, 2016

“Since the fall of 2015, the sweet sounds of mariachi can be heard coming from room 293 in the Arts Building every Friday. The music course Mariachi Ensemble is offered at MSU Denver for academic credit …”

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Marketing: An Organizational Approach

By Lorenzo A. Trujillo
September, 1981

The subject of this seminar is "Marketing: An Organizational Approach." Marketing means "to offer for sale" (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 1973). Specifically, I will refer to an organizational approach to marketing.

Before beginning, take a piece of paper and:

  1. Draw yourself
  2. On the upper right hand corner of the paper, write in:
    • your age
    • your occupation
    • what you want most in life (one word)
    • how you feel right now (one word)
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