General and Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio, Mo. Carreón-Robledo is renowned for his engaging performances and fervent connection with both orchestra and singers. In recent years he served as Artistic Director of Opera in the Heights for four seasons to be followed by a Visiting Professorship as Director of Orchestras at Oklahoma State University. Named one of the 43 most fascinating people in Houston in 2013 by the Houston Chronicle, Maestro Carreón-Robledo is a 2013 Master Mind Award Winner (Houston Press), a 2013 “Best Artistic Director” and 2012 “Most improved company” Houston Theatre Award Winner (Houston Press), and a 2006 Crystal Globe Award Nominee (French Press).
As a sought-after guest conductor, he has performed with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Ballet Nice Mediteranée, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the National Opera of Hong Kong, the American Opera Theatre, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, the Scottish Ballet, the West Australian Ballet, and the Kfar Blum International Music Festival, to name a few. An innate pedagogue and academic, he has performed and taught in prestigious institutions like the University of Texas, the National Conservatory of Mexico, the University of London Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Sonora.
Mo. Carreón-Robledo started formal studies in Mexico. He attended the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, as he studied conducting with Francisco Savín and Enrique Diemecke, Music Directors respectively of the National Ballet and the National Symphony. He continued undergraduate studies in Composition and Music Theory at California State University-Northridge, earned a Master of Music degree in Opera Production from the University of Mississippi. He completed doctoral studies at The University of Texas at Austin, obtaining the unanimous highest grade for his Doctoral Comprehensive Exams.
He was awarded the 1997-1998 Annual Grant for Orchestral Conductors of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes FONCA (National Foundation for the Arts and Culture) in Mexico.