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School of Music hosts 13th annual Feria del Mariachi

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
February 6, 2012

The Texas State University-San Marcos School of Music will host the 13th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival March 2-3 at various venues in San Marcos.

Tickets for the event are $5 for students with valid Texas State identification, $15 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating and $50 for the Noche de Gala Dinner and preferred seating during the Feria del Mariachi concert.

Feria de Mariachi

The two-day list of festivities include a mariachi competition for middle school, high school and college-level ensembles at San Marcos High School that is free to the public, workshops on vocal and instrumental techniques, a clinic with the international award-winning group Mariachi 7 Leguas and a concert featuring both Mariachi 7 Leguas and Texas State Univeristy’s Mariachi Nueva Generacion. The finale concert will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in San Marcos and will be hosted by celebrity master of ceremonies Valente Rodriguez of the “George Lopez” sho

Feria del Mariachi's mission is to promote mariachi education and culture in schools and the community by exposing students to successful figures in the mariachi community and providing them a chance to meet other young musicians.

Registration packets and tickets are available online at the website below. The deadline for applications and fees is Feb. 17.

For additional information, visit the event’s website at, contact the School of Music at (512) 245-2651 or email