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Broadening Your Base - From Zero to Mariachi

  • Schools with growing Latino demographics have found great success in engaging students, parents, & local communities by implementing standards-based, mariachi programs. You too can go “From Zero to Mariachi” in a very short time & attract MANY MORE STUDENTS to your school’s program. Grammy recording artist Jose Hernandez presents this hands-on session that demonstrates how music programs can be expanded through this rich musical tradition. Co-sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Hal Leonard and West Music.
  • Jose Hernandez (SolUNO@aol.com)
  • 12/20/2013 12:30 PM - N/A
  • W187
  • A proud fifth generation mariachi musician, Maestro Hernandez’ roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi, Jalisco, Mexico. He is the first mariachi musician to have arranged, composed and conducted for numerous international symphony orchestras and his platinum-selling Mariachi Sol de Mexico became the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated twice for a Grammy. Jose continues to leave an incredible legacy through these many recordings as well as his contributions to Hollywood, including film scores for Seabiscuit, Old Gringo, Don Juan de Marco, Glory Road, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and most recently, Rango. A gifted trumpet performer, Jose has mastered all genres from classical to jazz to mariachi and while continuing to perform, compose, and arrange extensively, he has dedicated his life to inspiring new generations of students through his many workshops with young musicians participating in school music programs.
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