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.