PCC Geriatric Specialist-55+ MAGAZINE -Musician -Energy Healer Practitioner- Coaching
Humberto Fortuna, MA, MS, was born in Buenos Aires and came to the United States in 1989.
With the support of his parents, he began his musical education when he was twelve years old, auditioning for the Opera's Children's Choral Group at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires under the conduction of Valdo Sciamarella. He continued performing at Teatro National CervantesYouth Professional Choir under the conduction of Nestor Sadoff and went on to become a church organist at Jesus Misericodioso Church, forming his own choral group, De Todos Tiempos, specializing in Barroco, Renaissance and popular, contemporary music from Argentina.
At age 20, Mr. Fortuna earned his first Master of Arts degree at the Santa Ana Music Conservatory, as one of their youngest graduates. His concentration was in Music Education, majoring in piano, with a minor in choral conducting. In Argentina, he also taught music in public and private schools from kindergarten through high school as well as to seniors.
Since arriving in the United States in 1989, Mr. Fortuna has continued his relationship with music, teaching piano, voice, and guitar as well as performing for various organizations.
In 1990, Mr. Fortuna began his career in Health Care by working as an Activity Program Director in a senior center in South Florida. He went on to create the Daniel Cantor Senior Center Choral Group with over 100 members performing for organizations and institutions.
Mr. Fortuna was awarded his second Master’s Degree in Health Care Management for Nursing Home Administration from Lynn University in 1998. He then furthered his studies and received a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies in 1999. That same year he became an Activity Consultant, certified by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.
He co-wrote and published his first book on Assisted Living Facilities in 2009, his ultimate goal being to educate and protect the senior population. Humberto is a true serial Entrepreneur, currently owning and managing three companies: Placement Counselors Corporation, 55+ Magazine and Scoop for Seniors / HUMFOR
In December of 2013, the Broward Sheriff’s Office recognized 55+ Magazine’s Publisher, Humberto Fortuna with a Special Recognition Award for the Dedication and Support of Civil Rights and Social Justice issues.
Humberto's first love is and always will be music and in 2013 he re-launched his professional musical career in South Florida by performing at the “Broadway to Hollywood” Concert at the 2013 Annual Gala Benefit for The Anita Priest Whispering Angels Scholarship Foundation with special Honoree, Tony Award winning performer, Gary Beach.
He released his first professional Album, “Unexpected” in 2013 with the intention of showcasing various styles and interpretations of music to include Broadway, popular standards, love ballads, some with beautiful Latin flavor.
In 2014, Humberto released “Tango Mundano”, a CD recorded in Buenos Aires with traditional tangos that were popular all over the world. These tangos were carefully selected from 1920 to 1946, the golden era, sung in Humberto’s style. He presented this album in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the United States this album was presented in “All Night MIlonga”, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Humberto appeared with the “TANGO FUSION” show from Malambo Fusions Co. as a guest Artist.
Also in 2014, Humberto began writing a new Tango Musical, originally entitled “Because I Loved Her” and completed in 2015 under the new title, “TANGObsession”, this Avant-Garde Musical will Premier at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Miami, Florida in October of 2015.
"TANGObsession" was presented again on February 14, 2016 at the Manuel Artime Theate in Miami, Florida to sold-out performances and standing ovations.
Humberto will be taking "TANGObsession" to his hometown, Buenos Aires, Argentina in August of 2016 with its full, original cast.
Humberto is becoming Internationally known throughout South America and Europe and plans to travel there with his show. Humberto is currently working on a new show for 2017 under the title, "TANGO Prohibido" with a special guest star to be announced.
In 2016, Humberto's passion and creativity led him to begin writing new short plays. Recently, he created 'Sistema Integral para el Intérprete' with writer, director and actor, Carlos Rapolla. This innovative fusion of artists led them to incorporate over 40 years of combined experience, while designing a revolutionary and organic system to be used by musicians, actors, singers, artists and even people in the business world.
Humberto is currently performing throughout South Florida in diverse venues, private parties and special events.
Other programs he is promoting include: “Humberto On Broadway,” “Tango Mundano”, “Classical Pop Ballads” and his musical, “TANGObsession” Worldwide