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Viva Southwest Mariachi Workshops & Showcase presented by LCAC and MSU Denver logo

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music and the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado proudly present the 2023 Viva Southwest Mariachi Workshops & Showcase on April 14 & 15, 2023.

Join us on the Auraria Campus for two days of workshops with Master Mariachi Maestros, culminating in an evening showcase featuring participating student groups.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to immerse themselves in two days of Mariachi lectures, masterclasses, and workshops with Master Mariachi Maestros.

Registration is open to school Mariachi ensembles (grades 5-12 and undergraduate), and individual students or community members. Registrants can expect to attend daily lectures, and break out into workshops according to skill level (beginning or intermediate/advanced) and instrument (violin, trumpet, guitarrón, armonia, voice).

School Directors have the option of registering their student ensemble for a masterclass with Maestro Jeff Nevin for an additional fee. This option is limited to four groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ensembles also have the option of performing in the evening Showcase on April 15!

View the Schedule below for more details.

Registration

Registration Details

Pre-Registration is Required | Register by April 3, 2023

Date: April 14-15, 2023
Location: The Auraria Campus in Denver, CO
Registration Fee: $40 per student or individual, includes lunch and music for both days
Masterclass with Jeff Nevin (optional, limited to 4 groups): $250
Director’s Complete Musical Score (optional): $75

If you are a school or ensemble director registering a group of students to attend, please select “Director Registration” below.

If you are an individual registering yourself to attend, please select “Individual Registration” below.

Schedule

April 14, 2023

8 – 9 am: Check-in
9 – 10 am: General Session Lecture from the Maestros
10 am – 4 pm: Breakout Sessions by level and instrument
4 – 5 pm: General Session to play pieces rehearsed by students

April 15, 2023

9 – 10 am: General Session Lecture from the Maestros
10 am – 4 pm: Breakout Session by level and instrument
4 – 5 pm: General Session to play pieces rehearsed by students for presentation at the Showcase
5 – 7 pm: Soundcheck for the Showcase ensembles
7 – 9 pm: Showcase Concert for the ensembles who have applied and are accepted

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival in Fall

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

 

Levitt Pavilion at night with mariachi group on stage
The Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival on September 25, 2022. Photo: Eric Einstein

As part-two of Viva Southwest, the Latino Cultural Arts Center and MSU Denver Department of Music present a special evening of Mariachi. The Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival takes place during the Fall and features a sensational lineup that includes a headliner and a special performance by Mariachi Estelares de Colorado, Colorado’s All-State Youth Mariachi Ensemble.

Students grades 9-12 and undergraduate are invited to audition for 2023’s Mariachi Estelares de Colorado for the opportunity to perform at the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival. Video auditions are being accepted until March 3, 2023. Selected participants will be announced at the Viva Southwest Workshops and Showcase in April.

Location

King Center on the Auraria Campus

855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204

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Lorenzo Trujillo playing violin

Contact

Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo

Director of Mariachi Ensemble
303-615-1662
[email protected]