BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Felicia Rojas is a Grammy Nominated American violinist, vocalist, recording artist, and violin teacher working in the Los Angeles, Hobbs (NM), and Lubbock (TX) areas. Ms. Rojas is a versatile artist whose performing experience includes genres such as Classical, Country, Rock, Balkan, Celtic, Mariachi, and Afro-Peruvian Musica Criolla.

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Rojas received her Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace University, where she studied under Dr. Julian Ross, and completed a Masters degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from Texas Tech University, where she studied under Dr. John Gilbert. After completing her degrees, Dr. Rojas relocated for a short time to Los Angeles to join the Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea.

As a member of Mariachi Divas, Dr. Rojas performed regularly at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and Tortilla Joe’s in Downtown Disney as well as at Mariachi conferences and various tour dates across the United States. During this time, she received a Grammy Award nomination for her work on the Divas’ 12th album Tributo a Joan Sebastian y Rigoberto Alfaro, which was nominated for Best Regional Mexican Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Ms. Rojas enjoys teaching private lessons and performing at weddings and receptions. To book a gig or request lessons, please visit the Contact tab.​
*** All lessons have moved online until further notice due to COVID-19. Lessons will be available via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime.***

Dr. Rojas currently resides in Lubbock, Texas teaching private lessons at her home, coaching the Texas Tech Mariachi Los Matadores, teaching violin through the Hobbs 21st CCLC program at Houston Middle School, and spearheading the effort to re-develop a strings program within Hobbs Municipal Schools.

 

Simultaneously, Dr. Rojas continues her career as an occasional performer with Mariachi Divas. She regularly plays for musical theater productions with Moonlight Musicals in Lubbock and is working diligently at developing her new band AoE (an anime and video game music cover band) for which she acts as band leader, frontman, lead singer, and electric violinist. She has also performed as a member the Jeff Williams Freelance Orchestra in a concert of music from the Rooster Teeth anime ‘RWBY’ (2018), and is currently collaborating remotely with several other artists on a series of anime covers for various charities under Mason Lieberman Productions.

Click here for Felicia's recent collaboration with Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, et al on the 2020 cover of The Real Folk Blues (from Cowboy Bebop).

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