Chacala Mariachi Institute Teaches Musical Excellence to Educators

Team Angels - Chacala Cultural Foundation
May 2, 2017


The innovative structure of the Chacala Mariachi Institute provides participants both the hands-on experience performing mariachi music and the conceptual knowledge needed to teach mariachi at the highest level in American and Mexican schools.

Directed by Jeff Nevin, Ph.D

Directed by Jeff Nevin, Ph.D, the Chacala Mariachi Institute will be held June 11-17, 2017 at the Mar de Jade resort. See the detailed schedule HERE.

• Expert training from one of the leading mariachi educators in the US
• 2 years of beginning-intermediate mariachi curriculum for your classroom
• Conceptual knowledge of mariachi pedagogy and history, and practical experience performing mariachi music
• College credit available (additional work and fee required)
• Room and board at the tropical beachfront Mar de Jade resort

The Chacala Mariachi Institute provides music teachers and college music education majors the training and materials necessary to become successful mariachi educators. The curriculum is comprised of mariachi history, master classes on all of the traditional mariachi instruments, full-ensemble rehearsal, and an exploration of mariachi repertoire tailored for educational settings. The innovative structure of the Chacala Mariachi Institute provides participants both the hands-on experience performing mariachi music and the conceptual knowledge needed to teach mariachi at the highest level in American and Mexican schools.
 
Each participant will receive one full set of “Mariachi Mastery” method books, published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company and written by Jeff Nevin (value $150) and 25 arrangements of standard mariachi songs specially selected and arranged by Jeff Nevin (value $750). Mariachi Mastery is a comprehensive mariachi method—including nearly 100 exercises, 12 complete songs, worksheets, and a play-along CD—that teaches students to perform and read all of the essential mariachi song types in the traditional style: ranchera valseada, ranchera polkeada, bolero ranchero, jarabe, son jalisciense, huapango, son jarocho. Together, Mariachi Mastery and these 25 songs comprise 2 full years of mariachi curriculum for any public school mariachi program.

And it is not too late to sign up! Help us to bring these quality events to Chacala by sharing with any music professionals who might be interested in this unique course.

For more information and registration, visit Chacala Mariachi Institute.

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