Registration Information:


The INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM is to be used by anyone who will attend as an individual vocalist or instrumentalist.  In other words, they are not participating as a member of a mariachi ensemble.

The ENSEMBLE REGISTRATION FORM is to be used if registering as an ensemble.


1. Registration forms.

Individual Registration Form

Ensemble Registration Form


The above forms may also be printed out and submitted along with a deposit via U.S. Mail to the address below.

Jose Hernandez’ Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute®

10926 Rush Street, Suite C

South El Monte, CA  91733



2. Registration Fees:  (See SPECIAL OFFERS below for Directors)



3. Important Dates

June 1, 2018: $50 Downpayment due in order to guarantee your registration for Mariachi Nationals

July 2, 2018: Deadline for those Vocal Workshop participants wanting to compete at Mariachi Nationals to submit their YouTube video link to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (See additional details below under #5.)

July 10, 2018: Last day to register and submit payment  so that we may prepare materials accordingly. REGISTRATIONS WHICH COME IN AFTER JULY 10 MAY BE ACCEPTED HOWEVER A FULL SET OF MATERIALS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. BE SURE TO CALL THE OFFICE AT 626.279.1700 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.


4. Participants who want to compete for Best Overall Vocalist must submit a video to be considered for participation in the Finals in California. Please upload your video to YouTube then email the link to Mariachi Nationals at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The winner in this category will be chosen on August 4, 2018. The deadline date to provide the YouTube link is July 2, 2018It is highly recommended that you follow-up with a subsequent email to ensure that the link was indeed received. Maestro Hernandez and a panel of judges will review each entry. You will be notified no later than July 23, 2018 if you have been accepted to perform in the Finals for this category.  You must be registered to submit your video.


5.  Ensembles should be prepared to perform at least one each of the following styles within a 15 minute window. Participants must be registered and attend all classes.

  • Ranchera (Valseada or Lenta)
  • Son Jalisciense
  • Huapango

Popurris are acceptable.


6.  The 15 minute window begins when you play the 1st note and concludes when the last member exits the stage. All ensemble performances will be timed. Ensembles going over their performance time will not be considered for an award so please plan appropriately (allow for applause, etc.).


7.  Directors of ensembles competing at Mariachi Nationals are not permitted to perform with their ensemble.


8. Recommended number of performers in a competing ensemble (as opposed to showcasing ensemble) is fifteen (15).



  • Special Director Registration Fee:  $99.00 Each
  • Directors who bring a minimum of fifteen (15) participants will have the Director’s Registration Fee waived.


10.  Registration fees may be made via check, money order or credit card (call our office directly at 626-279-1700 if you have any questions).


11.  Registration fees are non-refundable.


12.  T-shirts sizes cannot be changed on site.


13.  Classes are open to paid participants and paid Directors only. Parents, siblings and miscellaneous friends and other family members are not permitted in the instructional classrooms.


14.  Once registered for a specific level, participants will not be able to change levels as specific materials are ordered accordingly to meet the need of each level.


15.  For further information, contact us at 626-279-1700 or via email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it









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