MEMBERS

FELIPE DIAZ

A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with Music Education Degree and currently a Orchestra/Mariachi Instructor W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy in the Dallas Independent School District, Mr. Diaz serves as the Musical Director for Mariachi de Oro. He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and 2 kids and enjoys practicing, arranging and composing music in his spare time.

 

 

 

ROBERT RUEDA

Robert is a native of Fort Worth and is one of the original founders of Mariachi de Oro. 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTURO OZUNA

Aside from his role as a member/co-founder of Mariachi de Oro, Arturo is also the Director of Professional Development at North Lake College, of the Dallas Community College District. Arturo also serves as an adjunct instructor for Tarrant County College where he regularly teaches business courses online.

 

 

 

MIGUEL ESPINOZA

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUIS RODRIGUEZ

Luis is a native of Dallas, TX and has studied at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Arlington. A versatile violinist, Luis has performed with various Texas orchestras and mariachis. Luis has several credits as a studio musician for both advertisement and album work. Has has been a member of Mariachi de Oro since 2002.

 

 

JOANNA HINOJOSA

Joanna is a graduate of Dallas Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Worship Arts, Bible and Business. She is a wife and mother of 2 and spends her time contributing her skills to Mariachi de Oro and her church. She is also teaches private vocal lessons to students of all ages.

 

 

 

 

OMAR MIRELES

Omar first began his mariachi performance at Northside High School in Fort Worth. He is born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and also enjoys playing sports on his spare time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IVAN RODRIGUEZ

Ivan is currently studying voice at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus and will be attending Texas State University in the fall of 2017 where he will begin working on completing his Music Education Degree. Ivan has been a member of Mariachi de Oro since 2015.

 

 

 

 

JUAN CRUZ

Juan is a native of Grand Prairie and currently attends Tarrant County College SE Campus pursuing a business degree. He hopes to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2018.

 

 

 

 

KARLA VILLASENOR

Karla is the mariachi director at South Grand Prairie High School in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Sul Ross State University. Karla is originally from El Paso, Tx and has taught middle school and high school mariachi, orchestra, and band in Presidio, Tx prior to moving to the Dallas-Fort worth metroplex.

 

 

 

SANDRA MARTINEZ

Sandra is a native or Arlington, TX and is currently enrolled at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM where she is pursuing a Music Education Degree.