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Experience the New Mariachi Pumas

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MSM #120
(713) 743 - 3398

The University of Houston has its own mariachi ensemble! Any UH student can learn this traditional Mexican musical style with its distinctive rhythms, instrumentation, and performance practice. Join the Mariachi Pumas and perform at special University events on campus and across the metro area. A select group of Pumas will represent UH at competitions and conferences. 

Tuesday, October 15
6 p.m.

Bring your instrument to Mariachi Puma orientation and learn more about this exciting new program.

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This is a non-credit, non-degree granting program.

Mariachi Pumas Director Jose Longoria


Director Jose Longoria is an award-winning performer and educator, and the director of Mariachi Imperial de America. With Mariachi Imperial de America, Longoria has performed internationally in Canada, China, India, and Armenia, and has won awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. As an educator, Longoria directs the Mariachi Bicentenario at Sam Houston MSTC in HISD, which has performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and featured on Univision and Fox 26 among other notable performances. 

"I am honored that the UH community has entrusted me with developing the Mariachi program," states Longoria. "I'd like to personally invite all interested students at UH to be part of this experience!"

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Support Mariachi Pumas

Text UH Mariachi to 71 777 to donate now!

Or visit the Mariachi Giving Page to donate now!

For more information contact: 

Julie Anderson-Smith
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
Senior Director of Philanthropy 
(713) 743 - 6878


The Moores School of Music mariachi program in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts educates students, the university, and Houston communities on the cultural importance of mariachi in our region and beyond. We are building a quality program that is competitive with any collegiate mariachi ensemble in the state of Texas. We utilize the mariachi tradition to bring our students and Houston's many cultures together.


  • Miguel A. Adame, Jr.
  • Manuel and Maritza Gonzales
  • HEB Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust
  • Regent Paula and Robert Mendoza
  • Morales Memorial Foundation
  • Susie R. Molina
  • Jane and Dick Schmitt
  • Massey and Cynthia Villarreal
  • Armando Walle

as of September 1, 2019