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Mariachi Nueva Generación

Mariachi Nueva Generacion 2015-2016

Mariachi Nueva Generación (MNG) became a class at Texas State University in the fall of 1997. MNG is dedicated to the study and performance of all genres associated with mariachi, including, among others, the son, the huapango, the bolero, and the polka.

Since its creation, Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación has established itself as one of the leading university mariachis in Texas. The group maintains a  busy schedule of performance both on and off campus and in all surrounding cities. MNG also engages students from all over Texas through workshops and clinics.

In spite of its busy performance and teaching schedule, the group is committed to hosting the annual Feria del Mariachi competition and workshop held in the late Spring of each year.

MNG meets on MWF from 11:00 am to 12:20 pm

Awards and Performances

Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

Ensemble Competition

2017 - 1st place

2015 - 2nd place

2014 - 1st place

2013 - 1st place (tied)

2012 - 1st place

2011 - 1st place

2010 - 1st place

2009 - 2nd place

2008 - 1st place

2007 - 1st place

2006 - 1st place

2005 - 2nd place

2004 - 2nd place

2003 - 3rd place

2001 - 2nd place

1999 - 1st place

Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

Solo Vocal Competition


  • Alondra Morales, 2nd place


  • Samantha Lopez, 1st place
  • Alondra Morales, 2nd place
  • Nicole Reyes, 3rd place


  • Samantha Lopez, 2nd place


  • Karen Zavala, Best in the U.S.
  • Nelson Ruiz, 3rd place


  • Celeste Rios, Best in the U.S. & 1st place
  • Karen Zavala, 2nd place
  • Nelson Ruiz, 3rd place


  • Vanessa Moreno, 1st place
  • Amy Zuniga, 2nd place
  • Karen Zavala, 3rd place


  • Celeste Curiel, Best in the U.S.
  • Celeste Rios, 2nd place

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Ensemble Competition

2014 - 3rd place

Albuquerque Mariachi Spectacular

Ensemble Competition

2018 - 2nd place