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​​The impact thishas had on our students' lives is profound. For 19 years the MSF has awarded college scholarships to students graduating from mariachi and ballet folklórico programs we support: we have given away more than $370,000 to help fund nearly 400 students' higher education dreams. And now we need your help to continue this mission.

Dia De Muertos Concert
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Balboa Theatre
Concert 3:00pm, VIP Reception 1:00 PM

VIP TICKETS - $150  - Each Ticket Includes: 

*Exclusive Pre-Concert Reception

*Premier Seating For The Concert

*Your Donation To Help Fund College Scholarships

and mariachi education!

November 1, world-class Mariachi Champaña Nevin is returning to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre with their magical Día de Muertos celebration, featuring world-renowned sings Mónica Ábrego and Rafael Palomar, plus Ballet Folklórico Jalisciense and Mariachi Femeníl Garibaldi.  

​Join us this year to celebrate the lives and music of musical legend Joan Sebastian, mariachi icon Nati Cano, the world's greatest mariachi trumpeter Miguel Martinez, and female mariachi pioneer Laura Sobrino.

​The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation is hosting an exclusive VIP reception before this concert in the luxurious upper lobby of the Balboa Theatre, raising money to support mariachi education and provide college scholarships for our students. 

We would be honored if you would join us in making this event a huge success for our students, or please make a donation if you are unable to attend.

Click here for tickets, or write with any questions.


The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation has made an enormous impact on San Diego County over the past 19 years, transforming our community into one of the most vibrant and important centers of mariachi education in the nation.   Our vision of “expanding educational opportunities and cultural awareness through music” has become a reality. In 1996, mariachi education did not exist in San Diego County.  But today, through the vision and support of the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation, San Diego has nearly 20 middle and high school mariachi programs, mariachi classes are offered at SDSU and USD, and the world’s first college degree program in mariachi began at Southwestern College in 2004.  At any given time, there are about 1,000 students studying mariachi in programs supported by the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation.