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Mariachi Career Technical Education Pathway

Music Rooted in Tradition

Through a combination of individual coaching, small ensemble, and full-class learning circles, the Mariachi Pathway provides students with the opportunity to improve their skills in voice and mariachi instruments, including guitar, trumpet, violin, guitarron, and vihuela. Connect to the music, history and culture of Mexico through the artform that brings all generations together. The program prepares students for both careers and college by teaching them leadership, teamwork, and dedication through music. This multi-semester program will help teach students how to play – and then advance a student’s ability to play. Through this coursework and expert guidance (and practice!), students can excel both musically and in their college career.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about. 

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new musical career in mariachi. Classes include:

  • Mariachi
  • Mariachi (H)

Get Real

Take what you learn out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the musical career. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Concerts & Performances Opportunities
  • Guest Instructors 

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your mariachi career path and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Musician
  • Tutor
  • Music Teacher
  • Performer

Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

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Ready to Make Music?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher: 
Antonio Rivera