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Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando

About this Artist

Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando showcases the talents of advanced students of MMAP. Mariachi Tesoro has received numerous awards and recognitions, including second place award in the open class division at the 2012 Albuquerque Mariachi Spectacular Competition, first place in the 2013 Tucson International Mariachi Conference Showcase Competition, and first place in the 2014 National City Mariachi Festival Competition. Most recently, Mariachi Tesoro won 1st place at the first and second annual California State Fair Mariachi Competition. In 2012, MMAP also celebrated a decade of musical excellence with the release of Mariachi Tesoro’s debut album, Cantares de Mi Tierra.

The City of San Fernando, Mariachi Master Apprentice Program (MMAP)

Founded in 2001 by the City of San Fernando and Nati Cano, founder of the world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos, MMAP unites world class mariachi masters with community youth who are ready to advance their skills as mariachi musicians. Under the musical direction of Grammy Award-winning producer and arranger, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman and assistant instructors Sergio Alonso, Mario Hernandez, and Ernesto Lazaro, MMAP provides professional instrumental technique development, vocal coaching, music theory education, and performance etiquette, while enhancing repertoire that emphasizes the traditional and popular mariachi music forms. Among its many accolades, MMAP was honored with the 2012 Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts programs.