The DACAMERA Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. This program is designed to achieve two goals: 1) Provide career-expanding experiences and training to the next generation of artists, encouraging them to create music for the community throughout their careers, and 2) Offer young students and underserved audiences exposure to impactful music and talented performers, using music as a vehicle for scholastic exploration and inspiration. DACAMERA Young Artists participate in an exciting variety of performances, workshops and school visits. Young Artists perform at the Wortham Center; The Menil Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and area hospitals and libraries. They are also the principal teaching artists for DACAMERA’s innovative Music Encounters program.
The 2020/2021 Young Artists are: Bree Ahern, cello; Tinca Belinschi, violin; Nicholas Bissen, saxophone; Douglas DeVries, flute; Alexander Garde, percussion; Malgorzata Goroszewska, piano; Mary Grace Johnson, violin; Shannon Murray, soprano; Keeheon Nam, clarinet; Jake Sandridge, composer; Kelsey Sham, harp; Alexandra Smither, soprano; Nicky Sohn, composer; Chelsea de Souza, piano; Sebastian Stefanovic, viola and Molly Wise, viola. The second year fellows are Bree Ahern, Tinca Belinschi, Malgorzata Goroszewska, Mary Grace Johnson, Jake Sandridge, Nicky Sohn, Chelsea de Souza, and Sebastian Stefanovic.
Click on the photo to learn more about each DACAMERA Young Artist. Look for upcoming performances by the Young Artists on our Free Events page.
Young Artist portraits by Natalie Gaynor Photography