Mariachi Scholarship Foundation



Each $150 VIP Ticket includes an exclusive Pre-Concert VIP Reception and fabulous seats to enjoy the performance. Best of all, a portion of each VIP ticket will help our local mariachi students realize their college dreams!  

To order your VIP Tickets:

1) Enter “MARIACHI” in the Promotion Code box on the November 1 "Día de los Muertos" Purchase Page, where you can also learn more about the concert and guest artists.

2) Once you click "APPLY", the Promotion Code gives you exclusive access to the VIP Package seats. ( Some of these seats will be near the front of the floor, others will be at the front of the balcony.)

3) Seats eligible for the offer will appear in blue. When selecting individual seats, select the "WEB VIP" price option.

4) From the Shopping Cart, you will complete your order through our secure server. If you have purchased from us online before, just log in as usual. Otherwise, you'll need to create a new login account with us, which is very simple.

5) Your concert tickets will be mailed to you from the San Diego Symphony. We will also e-mail you a confirmation of your order. All other materials and acknowledgements will come from the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation.



•    An exclusive pre-concert reception at 6:00 pm in the opulent upper lobby of Copley Symphony Hall, featuring wonderful hors d’oeuvres, with fine Baja California wines, Mexican microbrews and tequila.

•    Premier seating to the dazzling Día de los Muertos performance at 8pm.

•    A portion of your VIP package will be dedicated to the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation, which funds college scholarships and helps our local mariachi students realize their dreams of higher education.

•    (Note: though the Shopping Cart stage will display a large, undifferentiated "Ticket Handling Fee" for your Package, your e-mail confirmation will detail your VIP Package dedication breakdown. Every order will include a $5 handling fee beyond the package price.)

•    VIP Packages are limited! Buy early and ensure excellent seats for this amazing evening!




Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  Mariachi music has encouraged me to pursue higher education. -Brianna, Mariachi Scholarship Foundation college scholarship recipient, 2011

Founded with the vision of expanding the educational opportunities and enriching the lives of our children through participation in mariachi music, the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation has made an enormous, positive impact on the lives of thousands of students in San Diego County while helping to transform our community into one of the most vibrant and important centers of mariachi music education in the nation.  

For the past 17 years the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation has provided college scholarships to students who graduate from mariachi and ballet folklórico programs they support. Research studies have shown that participation in music adds a powerful dimension to education and these benefits increase exponentially within the culturally-relevant and family-oriented world of mariachi music. By engaging students in mariachi music and by providing college scholarships, the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation creates a unique, focused pipeline to higher education for San Diego County students.

Please visit to learn more and become involved!


Check out this documentary excerpt from In the Name of Mariachi Music featuring Dr. Jeff Nevin, the Sweetwater School District, Mariachi Garibaldi at Southwestern College and The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation:




San Diego Symphony Artistic Projects Manager, Leonor Xochitl Perez, Ph.D, is curator for the “¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! 1903-2013” ("Long Live Female Mariachis!") exhibit, which runs through November 3 at the 30-year-old Women’s Museum of CaliforniaCLICK HERE to read a fascinating recent U-T San Diego feature about this exhibit and women's role in the history of Mariachi! The Día de los Muertos VIP Event Package is the perfect way to inspire the participation of young women who want to master the performance art of Mariachi!