June 4-7, 2024

$75 per person.

Fee includes registration, lodging, meals and sheet music.

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

El Son de la Gila

For the second consecutive year, El Son de la Gila mariachi and folklorico performance conference is focused on the promotion and education of young musicians, dancers and music educators in the cultural significance, traditions and artforms of the southwest and Mexico.

Western New Mexico University

One of the nation’s original Hispanic Serving Institutions, Western New Mexico University has been educating and training students from around the world since 1893. With a strong connection to the preservation, conservation and recreation in the Gila National Forest, El Son de la Gila is a testament to the important connection between the natural world that surrounds us and musical expression.

Master Classes for high school musicians.

Voice| Trumpet| Violin| Armonia (guitar and guitarron)| Folklorico

Master Classes for instructors.

Direction and arranging|Proven strategies on how to develop musical and dance programs

Distinguished Workshop Instructors
Mariachi Estrella de Mexico

Founded in 2008 in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, Mariachi Estrella de Mexico has quickly become one of the world’s most in-demand and popular performance groups.

Following national tours and performances with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco, the music of Mariachi Estrella de Mexico can now be found on Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Mariachi Plata de WNMU

The award-winning Mariachi Plata de WNMU is the southwest’s premiere collegiate mariachi group and the state’s only competitive university-level mariachi.