School of Music hosting 15th annual Feria del Mariachi festival

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 1, 2014

Feria del Mariachi

The Texas State University School of Music will host the 15th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival April 25-26 at various venues in San Marcos.

The list of festivities includes a mariachi competition for middle school, high school and college-level ensembles, workshops on vocal and instrumental techniques and a finale concert 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in San Marcos.

The mariachi scholastic ensemble competition will take place 6 p.m. April 25 in the LBJ Student Center ballroom on campus. Instrumental and solo voice workshops will also be held at the student center April 26.

General admission for the finale concert is $13 for adults and $8 for children and students with valid Texas State identification. Preferred seating is $23 for adults and $18 for children and students with a valid Texas State identification. Tickets may be purchased online at

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.

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