KBAQ Heart of the Arts

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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Fourteen years ago, a trio of musicians met at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music. Their group later became Time for 3: violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, and double bassist Ranaan Meyer. Featuring guest artists like cellist Alisa Weilerstein and ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Time for 3’s latest self-titled album pushes the boundaries of classical music. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff brings you this week's Heart of the Arts feature.
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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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A wealth of stories representing a wide variety of cultures, traditions and viewpoints ignites the Valley of the Sun this week, at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference. K-Bach's Jane Hilton catches up with Liz Warren, Director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
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