Folklore | MARIACHI PERFORMANCE AND CULTURE
F638 | 2444 | Jaquez


Meets with F356 and F527.  This musical ensemble performs traditional
Mexican musics throughout the university and the surrounding community.
Students learn basic mariachi musicianship, historical and contemporary
issues in mariachi as a socio-cultural practice, and participate in
community outreach. Musicians and dancers are required to attend a weekly
two-hour rehearsal, participate in at least two performances (one community
performance, and one end of term concert). Weekly assignments are given as
playlists of songs to be rehearsed at the next rehearsal as well as assigned
readings.  Participants are expected to prepare their parts in individual
practice during the week in preparation for the group rehearsal. Previous
mariachi experience or Spanish language fluency is not required; however,
violin, trumpet, and guitar players should have a working knowledge of their
instruments and some music reading ability and/or good aural skills.

In addition to seeking musicians (singers, violin, trumpet, guitar, and
people interested in learning the vihuela or guitarrón) and folklórico
dancers, we welcome individuals interested in participating in the following
positions:

	general secretary/archivist
	grant/proposal writer
	business manager
	equipment manager
	music librarian
	researcher
	music transcriber/arranger
	costumer
	community outreach liaison