Alumna Nominated for 2017 Grammy Award

Felicia Rojas ’06 (back left) and the Mariachi Divas pose on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammys.

Felicia Rojas ’06 (back left) and the Mariachi Divas pose on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammys.

Musician Felicia Rojas ’06 was nominated for a Grammy Award in February 2017!

The first-time nominee is part of a multicultural, all-female, mariachi ensemble known as the Mariachi Divas. Rojas joined the group in the summer of 2015 and recorded violin parts and solos on their 12th album “Tributo a Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro,” which was nominated for best regional Mexican album. Latin legend Vicente Fernandez won the Grammy in that category.

Felicia Rojas ’06 poses on the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February 2017.

Felicia Rojas ’06 poses on the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February 2017.

“Although we didn’t win this time, we are trying again for next year,” Rojas said. “Mariachi Divas is currently in the planning stages for album number 13 and we will begin recording soon.” The group has won Grammys twice in nine past nominations.

Rojas graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 2010. Afterward she completed her master’s and doctorate degrees at Texas Tech University.

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