The Mariachi Extravaganza Songwriting Competition was added to the music festival in 2011. The purpose of the competition is to provide aspiring songwriters with the opportunity to share their original works with professional musicians, composers and record labels.
The Original Songwriting Competition took a big leap in 2021 when six finalists were selected to perform their songs on stage with a full mariachi group in front of a panel of judges.
Finalists were selected by a panel of judges in a preliminary round.
Interested participants must register to participate and submit an MP3 audio file of their song, along with the lyrics by October 1.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate!!!