Mariachi & Folklórico Workshops
Music, Dance, Education & Culture
Hundreds of mariachi and folklórico students from around the Southwest United States participate in three days of intensive music-making and dance workshops and dress rehearsals at Tucson’s mariachi conference. Students learn and perform a variety of musical and dance selections that demonstrate the highest mastery of the art.
Classes cover instruction in guitarrón, guitar, trumpet, violin, vihuela, harp and voice along with baile folklórico. There are four levels of workshops; Level I, II, III and Masters.
After two and a half days of study, students have a chance to walk on stage and perform for family and friends at the Student Showcase Concert ... or they could be invited to play with the masters at the Espectacular Concert or Fiesta De Garibaldi. Every year since 1982, thousands of students of all ages come from all over the country to learn from some of the best mariachi and baile folklórico masters.
Workshops provide study opportunities for students who love mariachi and want it to be a bigger part of their lives. Classes help instill self-confidence through performance skills and education in the tradition of mariachi.