Professional Development

Mariachi Educators Conference

This five-day conference for music educators, professional musicians, and music education majors will provide the skills and hands-on experience essential to building a successful student mariachi program. Working with mariachi specialist Jeff Nevin, participants will learn the cultural elements, rhythms, and style unique to mariachi, will explore repertoire appropriate for students at various levels, and will learn to play and teach traditional instruments including the guitarrón and vihuela. Participants also have the opportunity to network and explore beautiful Sonoma County.

Level I An introduction to teaching mariachi, mariachi history, and mariachi education for all music educators that provides background to the methods taught in Level II. $100
Level II Deepen your knowledge of mariachi education by exploring how to obtain proper mariachi style with your ensemble using different teaching techniques, performing different repertoire, exploring writing music for mariachi, choosing appropriate repertoire for groups of different abilities, preparing for contests/festivals, organizing your own festival, and the cultural importance of Mariachi education in the US. Topics and repertoire provided will vary from year to year. $60
Level I & II – Best value! $150

Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.


email Tracy Sawyer, Community Engagement Coordinator, or call 707.800.7529.

Event Information

Level I: Tuesday, January 14 – Thursday, January 16, 2020

Level II: Friday, January 17 – Saturday, January 18, 2020

9:00am – 4:00pm daily

LBC’s Education Studio

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