Da Camera partnered with KIPP: Sharp to create a unique Music Encounter residency for students. Young Artist composer Robert J. Coe created a new school song for KIPP: Sharp with lyrics that students helped write. The combined orchestra and choir premiered the work in June 2018. Music Encounters is a Da Camera Education Initiative that brings classical music and jazz to students, just feet from their desks. The mission of the program is to establish creative learning environments for the core-curricular subjects, in line with national and state academic standards, by promoting collaboration between artists, students, and classroom teachers. Da Camera brings years of experience working with schools in the Houston Independent School District, surrounding school districts, and various charter schools in Greater Houston.