2017 Mariachi Music & Folklorico Dance Workshops


January 13-15, 2017

2017 SJMFF “Tres Grandes Idolos” will honor the cultural legacy of three giants of Mexican music who recently passed—Joan Sebastian, Juan Gabriel & Jose “Pepe” Martinez.   Mariachi music & Folklorico dance workshops will take place from January 13 & 14 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza at the School of Arts & Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose 95116 and culminate on January 15 with Mariachi Mass with Mariachi Mexicanisimo at 10:00am at the Cathedral Basilica of San Jose located at 80 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 at 10:00am; and then continue in a day of onsite rehearsals and a tardeada performance at 3pm at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater. Mariachi Music classes are spearheaded by Musical Director, Maestro Juan Reyes; Folklorico dance workshops are lead by Dance Director, Jose Tena.   All classes will be taught by directors and instructors based in the SF Bay Area and will be taught at multiple levels of instruction in order to meet the skill level of each student. Register today!

Online Registration for 2017 SJMFF “Tres Grandes Idolos” is OPEN

All activities (with the exception of Mariachi Mass at Cathedral)
will take place at the
Mexican Heritage Plaza at the School of Arts & Culture
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose 95116.

Download Schedule of Events PDF here

A complete schedule will be printed on the back of your participant badge.

2017 SJMFF “Tres Grandes Idolos” Concert
will take place on January 15 at the
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116

2017 SJMFF “Tres Grandes Idolos” Schedule of Events

JANUARY 13, 2017

2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop check-in & registration

4:00pm–4:30pm Orientation ALL PARTICIPANTS

4:30pm-7:30pm Workshop Session I


JANUARY 14, 2017

7:30am-8:30am Workshop check-in & registration

8:30am–11:30am Workshop Session II

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break

12:30pm–3:30pm Workshop Session III

3:30pm-4:30pm Master Voice Class (open to ALL students)

6:00pm-8:00pm Evening Social


JANUARY 15, 2017

10:00am Mariachi Mass with Mariachi Mexicanisimo at Cathedral Basilica of San Jose, 80 S. Market Street, San Jose, 95113

11:00am–2:00pm Technical Rehearsals* at MHP Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116

3:00pm  2017 SJMFF “Tres Grandes Idolos” Recital Concert with Mariachi Azteca at MHP Theater


*Logistics for dress rehearsal and sound check for the concert will be announced during the workshops.


Questions about the Workshops, please contact:

Monica Ramos