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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.

2024 Nevada Middle School Mariachi
All-State Audition Information

2024 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. 

2024 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, 2023. Please contact your All-State Chairperson for any questions or help. 

​Middle School All-State Mariachi Audition Links 

2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Mariachi
Festival and Conference Information

MS Mariachi All-State Festival Schedule and More
Not available yet.
2024 All-State Festival Participation

All-State Festival Participation Checklist:

  1.  Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  2. Music Directors Complete Director Form Not available yet

  3. Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 Not available yet

  4. 2024 Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: not available yet)


2024 All-State Festival Payments
  • Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  • Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50  Not available yet

  • If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting 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
  • 2024 Registration deadline TBA


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 Cum

Laude 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
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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