Andre Alvarado

Director of Mariachi Sol De San Antonio/

student leader of  UTSA’s Mariachi Los Paisanos

Andre Alvarado is a versatile musician and accomplished multi-instrumentalist based in San Antonio, Texas. As the director of Mariachi Sol De San Antonio and the current leader of UTSA’s Mariachi Los Paisanos, Alvarado has established himself as a respected figure in the city’s vibrant music scene.

With a wide range of instrumental skills that include violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, guitarron, vihuela, guitarra de golpe, and trumpet, Alvarado’s musical prowess is matched only by his dedication to his craft. He is currently studying for his music education degree at UTSA, with aspirations of one day returning to his high school as an assistant director to help bring the program to new heights.

As the director of Mariachi Sol De San Antonio, Alvarado has helped to cultivate a group that embodies excellence and professionalism. With a studio recorded EP available on all streaming services, the group has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most accomplished and entertaining musical ensembles.

Whether performing in restaurants or at private events, Alvarado and Mariachi Sol De San Antonio bring a level of musicianship and artistry that is unmatched in the region. As a musician and educator, Alvarado is committed to sharing his passion for music and helping to inspire the next generation of talented performers in San Antonio and beyond.

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  • In this video portion of Andre Alvarado's artist profile, we get to see his skills as a videographer and editor. The video is a beautiful representation of his lo-fi hip-hop beat "thankyou" that has gained over half a million streams on Spotify. Andre uses his surroundings, the foliage in his backyard and street shots, to create a visual that matches the chill atmospheric vibes of the music. The video is a testament to his creative vision and his ability to merge visuals and sound in a seamless and captivating way.

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  • Introducing the beautiful rendition of \"La Gloria Eres Tu\" by the talented Mariachi Sol De San Antonio, led by the multi-instrumentalist and director Andre Alvarado. This iconic Mexican bolero has been masterfully brought to life by this exceptional group of musicians. From the soulful vocals to the enchanting melodies of the violins, trumpets, and guitars, every note of this recording is a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. With their studio-recorded EP available on all streaming services, this mariachi ensemble has showcased their exceptional musicianship and unwavering passion for their craft. Experience the magic of \"La Gloria Eres Tu\" and other timeless classics as you immerse yourself in the captivating world of Mariachi Sol De San Antonio.