Ideas for Starting a Mariachi Program at Your School
Clinician(s): Néstor Dominguez, Jr.
In this interactive workshop, you will learn the essential elements of jumpstarting your very own Mariachi education program. We will discuss suggestions for repertoire selection, scheduling, rehearsing, authentic practices of learning music, advocating for purchase of quality instruments and Mariachi outfits. This workshop will pay particular attention to expanding beyond the popular Mariachi sub-genres of Rancheras, Polcas/Corridos, and Son Jaliscience, by taking into consideration how to incorporate musics from Indigenous, Afro- Mexican, and Regional Mexican music such as Son Haustesco and Son Jarocho.