The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Vocal Competition is a traditional mariachi vocal competition for elementary, middle school, high school and college/university students. It is the largest and most competitive mariachi vocal competition in the world, and the only one of its kind that is judged by members of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.
Judging criteria includes:
- Stage Presence & Showmanship
Students must submit a YouTube audition video for the preliminary phase of this competition. Submitted recordings are reviewed by a panel of judges. Approximately 40 finalists are selected from the audition entries and will be announced on mariachimusic.com by 10 AM on NOV 1.
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Group Competition is open to the public. Competition wristbands may be purchased online prior to the competition at a discounted rate or on the day of the event at the theater entrance for full price. Competition wristbands allow entry into the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Group, National Vocal and High School Group Finals competitions.