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Mariachi Nueva Generación on NBC

In an article on-line about Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education, NBC News cites Texas State University as an example. “The university wrote a strategic plan in 2008 to become an HSI by 2011, which it has achieved. It now has over 14,000 Latino students, who are about 38 percent of the students enrolled. ‘We’ve done very significant programmatic activities. We created a climate that is welcoming for students. Our music program has salsa and mariachi that the students actually brought to us and we developed it,’ said T. Jaime Chahin, dean of Texas State University’s College of Applied Arts.”

The on-line piece also shows a video of our proud Mariachi Nueva Generación, which is directed by Prof. John Lopez.

Mariachi singers sweep Vargas Competition

In the recent Vargas Mariachi Extravaganza vocal competition, Texas State students swept the top three places: Samantha Lopez won first place, Alondra Morales won 2nd place, and 3rd place went to Elizabeth Reyes. Samantha and Alondra were coached by Michelle Quintero as members of Texas State’s Mariachi Nueva Generación, directed this semester by Antonio Briseno.

In the middle school category, 3rd place went to Jizelle Rodriguez, a member of Texas State’s Youth Mariachi program under the direction of graduating Texas State senior Alicia Covarrubias.