ADOLFO ESTRADA

ADOLFO ESTRADA

ADOLFO ESTRADA

Adolfo Estrada holds a BA in Mexican American Studies with a minor in music from the University of Texas-Pan American, a Master’s in Ethnomusicology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and currently is an instructor and Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Specializing in mariachi performance practice, he has taught at multiple mariachi conference workshops from 2002 to the present and is frequently invited to give guitar clinics throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Owing to his vast experience, Adolfo has had the honor of performing with some of the world’s premier mariachis; including Mariachi Tepalcatepec, Mariachi Tierra Querida de Ismael Hernández, Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara, and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. With a deep commitment to teaching, he looks forward to working with the future practitioners and scholars of the mariachi tradition.