TTU Mariachi Los Matadores
As an academic mariachi program, the group focuses on a wide variety of styles within the mariachi tradition. The students in the group represent a wide-variety of majors and demonstrates the importance of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) approach to learning. Additionally, the group comprises students from Lubbock High School, South Plains College, as well as Texas Tech students’ ranging from freshman to doctoral students. It is the aim that this program represents a true pipeline in which mariachi music is a pathway to higher education through recruitment and retention.
Along with sectionals and regular rehearsals, this ensemble also has master classes and a summer camp with Jesus “Chuy" Guzman, the musical director of Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano.
Director, Dr. Lauryn Salazar