Mariachi Águila de Oro
/ Golden Eagles Mariachi Band
Recital. California State University- Los Angeles. Music Hall. Thursday,
November 29, 2012. 12:30 p.m.
Nights , a
Mariachi and Salsa Concert. Performed by
CSULA Mariachi Aguila de Oro and Afro Latin Ensamble.
Funded by an
Instructionally-Related Activities grant, the MUS
427 course is open to students by audition and fulfills the performance
class requirement for the Latin American studies and music degree
programs at CALSTATELA.
The mariachi music
program was developed through the combined
efforts of Provost Desdemona Cardoza, George DeGraffenreid, music
department chair, and Paul De Castro, professor of music. Cardoza said,
“It makes sense for a mariachi music program to be offered on our
campus, particularly with our demographic and the communities we
Reifler-Flores, a member of the 2009
Grammy-winning “Mariachi Divas,” directs the
ensemble. She is also a graduate student in Cal State L.A.’s
Latin American Studies program. For a decade, Reifler-Flores was
a member of the Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. She learned mariachi the
traditional way, by pprenticeship, trained directly by professional
musicians from Mexico. She has taught mariachi throughout the Southwest
and at the San Jose State Mariachi program. She also has a background
in classical music, studying with maestro Howard Weiss from the
Eastman School of Music Conservatory in New York and performing as a
classical violinist in orchestra and chamber music ensembles.
Golden Eagle Mariachi has already been
featured on a television show for Mun2, the “Las Chicas
Project” show. Under the moniker Mariachi Aguila de Oro, the
ensemble performed June 1 2009 in an original play by Theatre Arts
Professor José Cruz González, entitled Mariachi
stage reading was translated into Spanish by Spanish Professor
Gastón Alzate. Alzate also is part of the flute section of the
Recital Winter 2012
here to see recital, December 2, 2010.
Flores at the Recital on
March 9, 2010
"Aguilas de Oro", Recital. Student Union Stage Free, Cal Sttae
Various members of "Las Aguilas de Oro". Recital, March 9, 2010
Class Recital, Student
State L.A. January 7 2010.
Class Recital, December