The University of Texas at San Antonio is planning to expand its mariachi music program by hiring a Director of Mariachi to teach mariachi music and the history of Latin American Music. The position requires help in creating a certificate program for mariachi studies.
UTSA’s position as Director of Mariachi is a part-time lecturer position. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in music or equivalent experience in mariachi, the know how to direct a mariachi ensemble, willingness to work with students at various levels and the ability to recruit students to the program. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and references via email by July 1 to UTSA Department Music Chair Dr. David Frego at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing colleges and universities in Texas with nearly 30,000 students. As an alumnae of UTSA I am thrilled about the growth and expansion of the mariachi music program. The program is one of many that will help recruit and retain Hispanic students. The growth of mariachi music on campus goes hand in hand with the goals of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza which is to utilize the mariachi music platform to promote higher education and cultural preservation among Hispanic youth.