Sofia Fojas is a leader for cultural equity and social justice in the arts. A classroom music teacher and high school music director for 20 years, she taught orchestra, band, IB Music, and mariachi. In 2008, Ms. Fojas was the only K-12 teacher in the first class (the OGs!) of Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative in San Jose. In the last 6 years, she has served as a district arts leader in San Francisco and Elk Grove school districts.
She has performed with Mariachi Cali, Mariachi Atzlan and as a guest in a performance with Mariachi Sol de Mexico. She performed with Los Cenzontles and recorded with them on an album of the Chieftans. She has played in backup orchestras behind Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Smokey Robinson, and Johnny Mathis