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.
“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.