Finding Home is a residency that explores folk music and chamber music through discussions of the meaning of the music as it relates to immigration and the student’s family history of immigration. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, DACAMERA Young Artist collaborated with schoolchildren at Wharton Dual Language Academy, Briarmeadow Charter School and Ortiz Middle School to create interactive performances featuring folk music that is important to each community. Students researched folk music from their community while reflecting on their family history. A DACAMERA Young Artist composer then arranged some of those pieces chosen by students, for string quartet or solo harp.

Encontrando Hogar es una programa que explora la música folklórica y música de cámara a través discusiones de la significancia de la música en imigracion y la historia de las familias de los estudiantes. Durante los años académicos 2020 a 2021, los Artistas Jóvenes de DACAMERA se colaboraron con estudiantes en Wharton Academia de Lenguajes Dual, Escuela Chárter de Briarmeadow y La Escuela Intermedia Ortiz a crear actuaciones interactivos que incluyen la música más importante en cada comunidad. Los estudiantes investigaron las músicas folklóricas de sus comunidades y reflejaron en las historias de sus familias. Entonces, un compositor de DACAMERA arregló esas canciones que fueron elegidas por los estudiantes para el cuarteto de cuerdas o el arpa.


Finding Home Residency at Ortiz Middle School

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These Finding Home residencies were generously funded in part by the Edaren Foundation and The Powell Foundation.

If you are interested in hosting a Finding Home residency at your school, please contact Ellie Parker, Director of Education and Community Initiatives | eparker@dacamera.com