(Bio as of January 2020)
Erendira Izguerra (Musician/Tia Carmen) is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and a proud Mexican-American Chicago native. Erendira always been drawn to the music of Mexico. She started Chicago’s first collegiate mariachi ensemble at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014 and also founded Chicago’s first all-women mariachi, Mariachi Sirenas, in 2017. Erendira is a teaching artist and has plans to start her own music school in the Pilsen neighborhood to inspire and empower future generations to create positive change within themselves and the community.