Projects

Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP)

Native students study composition in an immersive experience, their original works premiered and recorded by professional ensembles.

  • Project Created By

    Grand Canyon Music Festival

    A pioneering chamber music festival with innovative programming and education projects in a magnificent world heritage site. Mission. It is the mission of the Grand Canyon Music Festival to enhance the Grand Canyon experience by presenting world-class music in Grand Canyon National Park and in outreach programs to schools in rural and Native American communities

  • Composers
    Teaching Composer
    Teaching Composer
  • Key Collaborators
    Catalyst Quartet

    Teaching Ensemble

  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    June 1, 2017
    End Date
    May 31, 2018

Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP)

Native students study composition in an immersive experience, their original works premiered and recorded by professional ensembles.

The Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP) is an intensive music composition immersion program in which Native American composers tutor Native students on the Navajo, Hopi, & Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservations in all aspects of composition from inspiration to notation. NACAP students’ works are presented at the Navajo Nation Museum, Scottsdale Community College, & Grand Canyon Music Festival (GCMF), & recorded by Central Sound at 8, Arizona’s NPR affiliate. Teaching ensembles have included ETHEL, The Catalyst, Calder and Miro Quartets, and Sweet Plantain.

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American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival

September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

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Silver Linings

September 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online

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Tableau in Frida Kahlo’s Oasis

September 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm

San Antonio Botanical Garden

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