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Mariachi

Mariachi Career Technical Education Pathway

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Music

The Mariachi Pathway provides instruction in mariachi-style guitar, guitarron (bass guitar), vihuela, harp, violin and trumpet. The program is dedicated to preparing students for 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, 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 career paths that 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
Exposure

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

  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

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

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • 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 Teachers:
Antonio Rivera – 805-278-5500
antonio.rivera@oxnardunion.org

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?

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