Faculty Profile for John A Lopez Jr.

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John A Lopez Jr.
Professor — School of Music
MUS 148
phone: (512) 245-7401

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Professor Lopez serves as the co-Coordinator of Latin Music Studies at Texas State University. HE is also the director of our award-winning Latin Music ensembles, Salsa del Rio and Mariachi Nueva Generacion.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Director, Salsa Night. March 2, 2019 - Present.
  • Director, Mariachi Nueva Generacion. February 16, 2019 - Present.
  • Director, Mariachi Nueva Generacion. December 18, 2018 - Present.
    Performances:
    • Paul Poag Theater, Del Rio TX.
  • Director, Mariachi Nueva Generacion. December 17, 2018 - Present.
    Performances:
    • IBC in Zapata, Zapata TX.
  • Director, Mariachi Nueva Generacion. December 17, 2018 - Present.
    Performances:
    • VMT Auditorium, Laredo TX.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Place winner, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. November 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Second Place winner, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. November 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Place winner, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. November 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Place winner, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. November 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Place winner, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. November 2010

Selected Grants

  • Lopez, John A. Feria del Mariachi, San Marcos Arts Commission, Municipal, $5000. (Funded: May 6, 2017). Grant.
  • Lopez, John A. Feria del Mariachi, Texas State University, $10000. (Funded: May 6, 2017). Grant.
  • Lopez, John A. Feira del Mariachi, San Marcos Arts Commission, City of San Marcos, $5000. (Funded: May 5, 2016). Grant.
  • Lopez, John A. Funding for the Mariachi Festival, $10000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Lopez, John A. Grants for the Mariachi Festival, $4000. (Funded: 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Coordinator
Feria del Mariachi
2001-Present
Member
Planing Committee
September 1, 2018-December 31, 2018
Member
Mermaid Society SMTX
January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018
Member
Texas Music educators Association
January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018
Member
Texas Association of Mariachi Educators
January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018