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JUANITA ULLOA (OO-YO-AH), also known as Juanita Martin Newland Ulloa, is one of the USA's rising star singer/songwriters of crossover music from Mexico, Spain and Latin America. While singing standard Classical repertoire in all pertinent languages, Ms. Ulloa specializes in the performance, promotion and study of Classical and folkloric Hispanic vocal styles from many of the world’s twenty-four Spanish speaking countries. She inadvertently initiated the unique "Operachi" style of singing while seeking for a healthier way to sustain mariachi singing, thus combining Opera techniques with Mariachi in a unique way for women in mariachi flavored music. A five timer winner of the Festival de la canción latinoamericana, she has also trained and continues to train competition finalists and winners.

Ms. Ulloa is a Ph.D Candidate from the University of Colorado in opera/vocal performance and a Yale University and UC Berkeley graduate (BA and MA Music) with eight prize winning CDs and three songbooks in libraries worldwide, with the world's first ever Mariachi for Kids & Families CD. She has served as a musical ambassador for Peru and Mexico, entertaining and dignitaries and ambassadors in Spain, Peru, Mexico and major cities in the USA. She is also active in voice-overs, offering master classes in voice and her specialty areas and works is a licensed and certified Spanish-Engish linguist for the courts of Nevada, Texas, and Colorado. Juanita Ulloa is currently based in El Paso, Texas as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice for the voice department at the University of Texas at El Paso, also known as UTEP.


JUANITA ULLOA, también conocida como Juanita Martin Newland Ulloa, es una de las estrellas emergentes estadounidenses del canto y la composición de música ecléctica que se nutre de elementos de la cultura mexicana, española, y latinoamericana, tierras donde se crió. Aunque domina el repertorio Clásico de rigor en todos los idiomas pertinentes, la Srta. Ulloa se especializa en la representación, promoción, y estudio de estilos vocales Clásicos y folclóricos hispanos de varios de los veinticuatro países hispanoparlantes. Ella inició inadvertidamente el estilo único "Operachi" de canto cuando buscaba una manera más sana de sostener el canto de mariachi, combinando así técnicas de la ópera con el Mariachi de una manera única para mujeres en la música con sabor a mariachi. Ganadora en cinco ocasiones del Festival de la Canción Latinoamericana, ella también ha capacitado y sigue capacitando a los finalistas y ganadores de esta y otras competencias.

La Srta. Ulloa es candidata a Doctorado en Artes de la Universidad de Colorado en ópera/representación vocal y es egresada de las universidades de Yale y UC Berkeley (Licenciatura en Artes y Maestría en Artes en Música) con ocho CDs premiados y tres libros de canciones en bibliotecas de todo el mundo, con el primer CD de Mariachi para Niños y Familias, un ganador del premio Disney titulado Canta Mi Son!

Juanita ha actuado como embajadora musical para Perú y México, entreteniendo a dignatarios y embajadores en España, Perú, México, y en ciudades importantes de los Estados Unidos de América. También es activa en el doblaje, ofreciendo clases magistrales en voz y sus áreas de especialidad en todo el mundo y trabaja como lingüista certificada y autorizada de Español-Inglés para los tribunales de Nevada, Texas, y Colorado. Juanita Ulloa, actualmente domiciliada en El Paso, Texas, funge como Profesora de Voz Adjunta Visitante para el Departamento de Voz de la Universidad de Texas en El Paso, también conocida como UTEP.


 

Juanita Ulloa, a doctoral student in opera and vocal performance in the school of music, sings the Mexican national anthem to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Juanita Ulloa, a doctoral student in opera and vocal performance in the school of music, sings the Mexican national anthem to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

Juanita can currently be found at the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado where she is studying for a doctorate in opera and vocal performance.









Disney recognizes Juanita!

Juanita Ulloa’s new “¡Canta mi Son!” CD has been given a Disney iParenting Media Award!

Nappa Gold!

Juanita Ulloa wins a NAPPA Gold award!

Juanita’s “¡Canta mi Son!” and “Mariposa Vol. 3” CDs have both garnered a NAPPA National Association of Parenting Products Gold award! Read more about this prestigious award!





Juanita’s “Mujeres & Mariachi” CD is the best mariachi album I’ve heard since the Last Supper!

Avotja, DJ KPOO, KPFA Radio

After hearing Juanita sing Handel’s “Messiah” Operachi style I can no longer hear it the traditional way. Her version gave it a whole new life and energy, while being totally true to the spirit of the music and text. It was one of the high points of the concert.

Michael Morgan, Conductor, Oakland-East Bay Symphony

With a smooth delivery and an exquisite voice, singer Juanita Ulloa is one of the finest mariachi singers in the country. Ulloa always impresses because she knows how to blend power with control.

Ramiro Burr, writer/author, www.ramiroburr.com

Juanita’s singing is incredible! What a fabulous voice!

Blanca Garza, Telemundo TV

Juanita has it all, she is a great talent.

Lalo Guerrero, Legendary Mexican Composer

Move over Linda Ronstadt....make way for Juanita!

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo

Juanita, your singing is spectacular and your “Mujeres y Mariachi” CD is fabulous!

Rocio Schlaeffer, founder of Mariachi Education, Texas, Mexican Consulate in San Francisco,CA

“¡Canta Mi Son!” is culturally authentic and Juanita’s pronunciation tracks are user friendly. It is a valuable multicultural CD that nurtures the whole child in the classroom.

Belle Otíz, founder of Mariachi Education, Texas
Michelle Quintero, Harmony Hills Elementary School Music



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