I'm a third year undergrad in the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA focusing on the study and performance of regional Mexican music and public ethnomusicology/arts administration. I am a classically trained violinist, but I love playing my violin in mariachi, jarocho, and huasteco ensembles as well. I am currently a student director of Mariachi de Uclatlán, UCLA's student mariachi group, and musical director of Tio Huasteco de UCLA.
I had the distinct honor of performing at Carnegie Hall when I was 13 years old as assistant concertmaster of my youth symphony. Since then, I've played with an award winning all-female mariachi group at the 2008 Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, China, and toured South Korea as concertmaster of the BYSO in 2009. Over the summer, I had the privilege of playing with the Mexican rock band, Maná, as they kicked off their new tour, Drama y Luz.
My professional interest is in performing arts administration and museum education. I am very much interested in music education outside the classroom..especially projects like this online musical exchange!
Hey Jazmin! I haven't heard from you in awhile. Thought you might like to know that Celso is starting a new project on the site with Magos Herrera exploring making old songs sound new. It might be something you would like to participate in!