LIVES CHANGED THROUGH MUSIC
Join DACAMERA in its mission to inspire individuals and enrich communities through diverse and inventive musical experiences by pledging your support to DACAMERA’s Annual Campaign.
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What DACAMERA means to me: Testimonials from our Community of Artists, Educators and Staff
WHY SUPPORT DACAMERA
If you have experienced a DACAMERA performance, you know exactly what we mean when we say our vision is “Lives Changed Through Music.” For over 30 years, DACAMERA has brought the world’s most outstanding chamber music and jazz artists to Houston to perform dynamic, unforgettable concerts. Widely acclaimed for its innovative programming, notably Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg’s unique concerts connecting music with literature and the visual arts, DACAMERA has also commissioned over 25 new works, most recently Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) by Tyshawn Sorey. We are proud to offer dozens of free events and concerts for the Houston community each year, including “Stop, Look and Listen!” concerts at The Menil Collection, and “A Little Day Music” lunchtime performances at the Wortham Center.
BEYOND THE CONCERT HALL
A substantial part of our programming is our meaningful work with local students and other youth groups. Our Education and Community Initiatives reach over 8,000 students annually, and we continue to explore ways to reach more students and grow our impact year over year. DACAMERA Young Artists are in residence at schools delivering “Music Encounters,” which bring academic subjects to life through hands-on musical experiences. We also work with numerous underserved populations, including neurodiverse students, system-involved youth at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, and young people on a healing journey at M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
“DACAMERA has been a long-standing creative, supportive, and flexible partner for the work we do in the Arts in Medicine program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital with patients, families, and caregivers. This past year, we had the opportunity to collaborate with a composer from the DACAMERA Young Artist program on creating Sonic Postcards. By partnering with our pediatric music therapist, this project allowed our patients a supportive space to reimagine the many sounds they hear in the hospital environment into a piece of music in an empowering way.” — Zach Gresham, Program Manager for Arts in Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
We can only do this work through the generosity of our community supporters.