Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Mariachi Skills
Learn tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the entertainment and music industry with mariachi.

Music Rooted in Tradition

Through a combination of individual coaching, small ensemble, and full-class learning circles, students in the Mariachi Pathway will hone their skills in voice and mariachi instruments, including guitar, trumpet, violin, guitarron, and vihuela. Connect to the music, history, and culture of Mexico through this art form that brings all generations together. The program is dedicated to preparing students for careers and college by teaching them leadership, teamwork, and dedication through music. This multi-semester program will help teach students how to play and advance a student’s ability to play. Through this coursework and guidance (and practice!), students can excel musically and have a true competitive advantage in their career and college.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new musical career in mariachi. Classes include:

  • Mariachi
  • Mariachi Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the musical industry. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Concerts & Performances Opportunities
  • Guest Instructors

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in mariachi with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Musician
  • Tutor
  • Music Teacher
  • Performer

Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Make Music?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teachers:
Antonio Rivera – (805) 795-6021

Dominic Rivera

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Music

If you’re interested in music and want to learn the history, rich culture, and music of mariachi, then this is a pathway for you. If you have a passion for music and want to explore your creativity through your music, then the Mariachi Pathway can help you reach you goals. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, build, and refine skills needed to start your musical career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Music

BA Performing Arts Music