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Rosie’s House mariachi program

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Rosie’s House launches mariachi training program for youth. Courtesy of Rosie’s House, photo by Denny Collins

Phoenix is now home to the largest tuition-free mariachi instruction program for youth in the metro area. Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children has partnered with the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Music to make this initiative possible. 

The project is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and will initially train 50 middle school and high school students during the 2012-2013 school year. Auditions will be held to select the 50 students to form part of the training program on vihuela, guitarrón, trumpet, violin and guitar.

Rosie’s House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing musical training for students from low-income families. Through its programs, it seeks to inspire social change and help students develop a commitment to personal and academic achievement.

In-kind and cash donations help Rosie’s House achieve its mission. The Academy is in present need of additional instruments (guitarrónes, harps) and scholarship funds in order to expand the mariachi program.

To learn more about the Academy or to make a donation, visit rosieshouse.org or call 602-252-8475. 

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