This August the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprenticeship program is celebrating 10 years of music making. String quartet ETHEL has been the ensemble-in-residence for the program from its inception.
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14-year-old Sade Moore was given an opportunity this year: a program at her school called “Heroic Journey” -so without formal classical training Sade chose to write a piece of instrumental music. She saw the program as an opportunity to challenge herself and stretch her abilities and her imagination.
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Katie Palmer’s eyes shine as she explains the programs she’s developed as Museum Educator at the Musical Instrument Museum. In the past eighteen months, her programs AND her students, have grown.
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The KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for June/July is the new novel "Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen based on the true story of 19th-century African-American Musical Savant Tom Wiggins, aka "Blind Tom". "An engrossing read based on an incredible but true story"...

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Judith Weir-- 1st Woman named Master of the Queen's Music"; Zinman steps down in Zurich.

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KBACH's Theater Critic, Chris Curcio, reviews the production of the Walt Disney cartoon "The Little Mermaid" that he saw at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre on his recent trip to Ivins, Utah.

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