Please join us in congratulating Dr. Juanita Ulloa’s voice student director, Lidia Chavez, and student Manuel Enriquez, who are national finalists in the Mariachi Extravaganza in San Antonio, Texas!
Checkout Chavez’s audition video: El aguacero (The Rainshower).
Enriquez, 14, is a high school student who is taking voice for the first time at Laney!
The virtual event will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. You can visit MariachiMusic.com to learn more about this event!
The National Mariachi Vocal Competitions showcase around 40 of the top mariachi vocalists in the nation in fierce competitions from elementary to college-age. Students compete for the title of Grand Champion Vocalist and open for Vargas at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza concert.
Competitions are judged by Mariachi Vargas members and are based on vocal technique, projection and intonation among other elements. The prize package exceeds $5,000 in gifts, scholarships and travel opportunities. The winner also represents the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza for a year.