Sharing music with the world continues to be Andrew’s ultimate inspiration. Andrew, a south San Diego native, began performing music at the age of eleven with the Sweetwater Union High School District Mariachi programs. Upon graduating high school, he began studying Biological Science at the University of California Riverside. Andrew’s passion for music remained strong, which led him to pursue a degree in music. In 2016, Andrew began his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education at San Diego State University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Teaching at SDSU.
Andrew Rodriguez has performed mariachi all over San Diego county, where he directed the mariachi for Saint Paul’s Cathedral in downtown San Diego. Andrew has presented mariachi at the 2016 NAMM Show on behalf of the Museum of Making Music and was a guest vihuela player for the San Diego Symphony’s debut of Brazos de Niebla in 2018. Andrew is a member of the San Diego State University Performing Arts Troupe, an educator group sponsored by Arts Alive San Diego. He is currently the director of music at Bell Middle School where he teaches band, orchestra, and the newly established mariachi ensemble.