Jeff Nevin, Director
Mariachi Garibaldi is the performing ensemble from Southwestern College, the first school in the country to offer a college degree in mariachi music. Students study mariachi performance, music theory, instrumental and vocal technique, mariachi history, as well as general education requirements. Former students have moved on to receive bachelor's degrees and higher, perform mariachi professionally, and they are beginning to fill the great need for mariachi teachers that exists across the US today.
Mariachi Garibaldi has performed at innumerable engagements in and around San Diego including several national education conferences, they have been featured in both American and Mexican national news broadcasts, their biannual concerts at Southwestern College consistently sell out, and they have traveled to perform for the famed “Encuentro de Mariachi” in Guadalajara three times.