The 9th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp and Recital will take place Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – Carlos Alvarez Theater. The camp is open to all students from throughout the U.S. who are interested in developing their skills primarily in performance and voice. Participants will perform in a concert featuring soloists and group performances.
The camp is led by professional artists who possess unique skills needed for mariachi performance. Past Mariachi Extravaganza Camp maestros include the Tucson, Arizona based baritone Octavio Moreno and sopranos Vanessa Alonso, from Houston and New York City based Christina Maxwell, all accomplished vocalists and performers.
The camp attracts some of the nations most devoted mariachi students, dedicated to honing and perfecting their craft. A week of working one-on-one with instructors and in groups, choreography and stage presence results in a breathtaking finale recital on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m in the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, where every vocalist is showcased in their own unique way. Students who are interested in learning about various aspects of stage production, promotion and marketing are encouraged to register.
While many of the students attend the camp, to prepare for competitions, the camaraderie on stage is undeniable. Donned in traditional and colorful mariachi trajes and outfits, the students give new meaning to a centuries-old musical legacy, giving it their all on stage, whether as soloists or in a full mariachi choir.
Registration for the 9th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp will open on Feb. 7 on Mariachimusic.com. There’s a secret to locking in the best deal…PLAN EARLY!!!! The registration rate is $150 if you register between Feb. 7 – Mar. 27. The rate increases to $175 between Mar. 28 – May 15. Students will still be able to register between May 16 – June 10 at $200. Tickets to the Student Recital on Fri., June. 27 may be purchased at the time of registration for only $18 prior to Mar. 27. The ticket price then increases to $20 after this date. This is still a special price offered to family and friends of all Summer Camp participants as the regular price of the tickets, if purchased through the Tobin Center, is $25 for regular seating and $35 for VIP. If you don’t purchase tickets at the time of registration, no worries, tickets can still be purchased at The Tobin Center Box Office (100 Auditorium Circle), by calling (210) 223-8624 or online through Feb. 27. Please feel free to call Sandra at 210-225-3353 if you have questions about registration.
The 9th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp is a collaborative initiative between The Tobin Center’s Generation NEXT and Muñoz Public Relations (MPR) who are working together to provide youth-oriented, educational development programs for performance. Funding for the Summer Camp is made possible with a portion of proceeds generated from the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, Summer Camp registrations and proceeds generated from the Summer Camp recital. Additional support is needed to help underwrite student registrations. Interested parties may contact Sandra Guevara at 210-225-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPR’s mission is to showcase excellence in entertainment by producting quality, cultural Latino arts programming. Productions include Ballet Nepantla’s VALENTINA, Feb. 28th at the Guadalupe Theater, Steeven Sandoval’s SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES, May 9 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater, the Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp, June 22 – 26 at the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Theater and the 26th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 at the Lila Cockrell Theater.