Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando

Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando showcases the talents of advanced students from the award winning and nationally recognized arts-in-education program, the City of San Fernando Mariachi Master Apprentice Program (MMAP).

Founded in 2001 by the City of San Fernando and Nati Cano, founder of the world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos, MMAP unites world class Grammy award winning mariachi masters with community youth who are ready to advance their skills as mariachi musicians. Under the musical direction of Jesus Guzman and assistant instructors Sergio Alonso, Juan Halcon, Jimmy Cuellar, and Juan Jimenez, MMAP provides professional instrumental technique development, vocal coaching, music theory education, and performance etiquette, while enhancing repertoire that emphasizes the traditional and popular mariachi music forms.

MMAP has been made possible by the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council, The Alliance for California Traditional Arts Living Cultures Grants Program, Nati Cano and Mariachi Los Camperos, and the City of San Fernando.