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Middle School Mariachi All-State Festival

The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level mariachi. These ensembles include violins, armonia, trumpet, vocals, and guitarron. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State mariachis are the top performers in Nevada. Both middle school and high school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble.

2025 Nevada Middle School Mariachi
All-State Audition Information

2025 All-State Audition Student Information 

Students see your music director for more information on the audition process.  All-State Audition and/or Participation fees will be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information on audition fees and audition registration.  Students and parents, please contact your school music or ensemble director with any questions you might have about your student's auditions. 

2025 All-State Audition Director Information 

Directors, All-State Ensemble Auditions information as well as forms can be found below. The All-State results will be available no later than December 2. Please contact your All-State Chairperson for any questions or help. 

​Middle School All-State Mariachi Audition Links 

2025 Nevada All-State Middle School Mariachi
Festival and Conference Information

MS Mariachi All-State Festival Schedule and More

​Schedules for this All-State Festival are below. All schedules are subject to change and will be sent out to the ensemble chairs or NMEA. For more information on the Nevada All-State Festivals and Conferences go to the All-State home page for more detailed information. Contact your All-State Ensemble chair for any questions or concerns you may have.

All-State Festival Directors Checklist 

All directors are responsible for the following items for All-State Festival and Conference. Go to the All-State Festival Homepage for more details on the Festival and Conference. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Ensemble Chair. 

Forms and Fees are due TBA. 

  1. Pay for Director and Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not available yet

    Ensure that each student completes the All-State Student Participation Form Not available yet

    Directors Form (Google Form) Not available yet

  2. Chaperones Form (Google Form) Not available yet


All-State Festival Payments
  • All-State Audition Fee $15 per Student (web store) Not available yet

  • Pay for Student/Director All-State Festival Participation fee Not available yet

  • All fees are to be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information fees and registration.

Payment Options - These are the 2 payment options found in the web store. 

  1. Pay with a Credit Card- follow the prompts and put in your card information, as well as billing address information if needed. Be sure all is accurate. 

  2. Manual Payment (school check) follow the prompts in the webstore and select the manual payment method to pay by check and generate an invoice. 

  • If you have questions or would like to verify payment contact David Morris, the State Executive, at

  • Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association.

Important Dates

Ramiro Benavides All-State Middle School Mariachi Chair


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2024 Nevada All-State Middle School
Mariachi Conductor

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2024 Conductor
Josué Eduardo "Eddy" López
High School Mariachi Director Mariachi Sol Azteca
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Grand Prairie, TX

Josué Eduardo "Eddy" López is an arranger, composer, instructor, and multi-Instrumentalist. Born in Monclova, MX and raised in Edinburg, TX, he graduated Summa CumLaude with a B.M. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2010. As an conference instructor, he has taught trumpet, violin, guitarrón, guitar and vihuela and has had featured original arrangements in almost all of the large mariachi conferences in the US, including Edinburg, Tucson, San Antonio, National City, Albuquerque, New York City, and more. As a clinician, he has traveled across the country and Mexico to offer instrumental and arranging clinics to both student and professional groups in California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, New York, and Veracruz, MX. In 2015, he became the guest instructor for Mariachi Cardenal from Stanford University in Stanford, CA, which he served until 2021.
As a freelance writer and arranger, he has written hundreds of original arrangements for mariachi groups and symphony orchestras across the USA and México as well, including Mariachi Internacional Los Perez, Mariachi Aztlán from the University of Texas RGV, Mariachi Universitario de Xalapa, Mariachi Herencia De Mexico, The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, The Valley Symphony Orchestra, The Tucson Pops, The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, among others.
As a recording artist, he has arranged and recorded trumpet, violin, guitarron, vihuela and guitar for many professional and Grammy Award-winning producers and artists including Edgar Barrera, Andres Castro, Natalia Jimenez, Lupillo Rivera, Jenni Rivera, Carlos Rivera, Maluma, Bacilos, CNCO, Becky G, Paulina Rubio, Camilo, Pipe Bueno, Ricardo Montaner, Alex Campos, Lilly Goodman, Jesus Adrian Romero, and others.
He currently resides in Grand Prairie, TX, and is the High School Mariachi Director of the
award-winning Mariachi Sol Azteca from Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, TX since 2021, where he oversees 6 different ensembles ranging from grades 6-12. He continues to be in very high demand as a freelance mariachi musician, as well as for his arrangements, recordings, and clinics.

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