Welcome to JuanitaMusic.com
Your source for “Operachi” music!
JUANITA is one of the USA's rising star singer/songwriters in music from Spain and Latin America, especially Mexico. Ms. Ulloa specializes in the performance, promotion and study of both Classical and folkloric Hispanic vocal styles from Spain, Latin America and Mexico, and she began the unique "Operachi" style of singing, which combines Opera with Mariachi in a unique way, taking the role of women in mariachi to a new level of singing.
Ms. Ulloa is a Yale University graduate with eight prize winning CDs and three songbooks in libraries worldwide, with the world's first ever Mariachi for Kids & Families CD slated for 2009. She has served as a musical ambassador for Peru and Mexico, entertaining dignitaries and ambassadors in Spain, Peru, Mexico and major cities in the USA, plus the LA Olympics. Ms. Ulloa teaches Hispanic voice and music as "Profe Juanita" at Texas State University, Northwest Vista College and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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 Ulloas new ¡Canta mi Son! CD has been given a Disney iParenting Media Award!
Juanitas ¡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