Friday, October 4, 2013
Inside USD -- Stated within the University of San Diego mission statement are the words, “creating a diverse and inclusive community.” While USD is committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service, celebrating occasions such as Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with pride and respect is testament to its mission.
The first feature — which is currently being shown — highlights USD lecturer Serafin Paredes, director of the USD Mariachi Ensemble, and student performers. The program has been a welcome addition to USD’s Department of Music in its short existence. The group has performed at university events, special occasions as well as through the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music. The Mariachi Ensemble performed during last year’s Mariachi San Diego showcase on campus, concerts in USD’s Shiley Theatre, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre, and at the Latina/o and Chicana/o Graduation Celebration in May. The vignette gives Paredes and student members the chance to explain their passion for mariachi. (Full Article)