A dedication concert introducing the Mariachi Pumas, the University of Houston’s first mariachi ensemble.
The Mariachi Pumas make their debut in this special dedication concert. The ensemble will reside in the Moores School of Music in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, which has already had international success with its existing ensembles, including the Concert Chorale, AURA Contemporary Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.
The Mariachi Pumas will be led by Jose Longoria, a professional musician with years of experience teaching mariachi and developing programs in the Houston Independent School District. Longoria also serves as director of Mariachi Imperial De America, an award-winning, international touring group based in Houston.