About MECA Achievements

For 34 years, MECA programs have been nationally recognized for producing talented and productive student artists. Such recognition includes being designated a Point of Light by President George H. W. Bush and being named a four-time semi-finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Coming Up Taller Award.


Recent accomplishments include:


  • 2011 Ballet Folklorico ensembles win 16 awards at Dallas regional competitio 
  • Mexican Ballet Folklorico Director Julio Lo pez featured in La Voz de Houston 
  •   MECA alumna Vanessa Alonzo and MECA faculty member Saul Avalos were cast in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Cruzar La Cara de la Luna
  • Mariachi MECA opening for world-famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
  • 2009 Mariachi MECA named an American Masterpieces Touring Ensemble for the Arts by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2008 Heineken Green Ribbon Initiative Award honoring adult class performances
  • Mariachi MECA international tours to Ireland, Vietnam, and Norway
  • 2007 Award of Merit - American Institute of Architects