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UTRGV Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán wins at Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

UTRGV’s Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán took top honors at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, the largest and longest-running mariachi music festival in Texas.

UTRGV’s student mariachi ensemble won first place in the university and college division, and Alex Vasquez, a voice major at UTRGV, took third place in the vocal competition. Click Here to Read More!


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Congratulations to senior music education major Chloe Vergara who spent the week in Austin as an Insight Fellow with Grammy winning choral ensemble Conspirare and their music director Craig Hella Johnson. She studied new music for guitars and choir, which was performed Saturday evening and which will be recorded for commercial release next week.

Congratulations to the UTRGV “Flautistas” Flute Ensemble, who were selected to perform at the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio, TX. The Flautistas will perform at TMEA under the direction of UTRGV Flute Professor Dr. Krista Jobson.

From Valley Stage to an International One

UTRGV School of Music alumnus Clyde Guerra
UTRGV School of Music alumnus Clyde Guerra this year found himself living out one of his dreams –  getting to showcase his talent on television.  Guerra was a contestant on the singing competition La Voz, the popular Mexican equivalent of The Voice in the United States“When I auditioned, I felt I was putting myself out there. I had never done something like that before,” the Roma native said. “And I said, if it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”  Guerra started his journey by sending in an application to the show, along with an audition video. Getting the call from La Voz producers in March to come in for an audition was surreal, he said, but he certainly wasn’t going to pass it up. (June 2019)