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The Carnegie Hall Connection with Austin Soundwaves

Austin Soundwaves will be able to serve more students in several ways after receiving a grant from Carnegie Hall’s Play USA program. Their mission is to train  student musicians across the greater Austin area and to provide diverse opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds.  Last year they served more than 1,100 students through 23 school partnerships and programs.

Deputy Director Hermes Camacho says they are very excited about the possibilities.

Clarice Assad. The Draylen Mason Composer In Residence

There’s a new Draylen Mason Composer in Residence at KMFA.  She is Clarice Assad, a Brazilian-American composer who, when not on the road, lives in Chicago. In addition to composing,  Assad likes teaching children how to collaborate with music and performance art.  She is also working on an orchestral piece for KMFA.  Her new work will be performed sometime in September in Austin. 

The Draylen Mason Fellows Program

It’s almost time to choose another class of Draylen Mason Fellows at Austin Soundwaves.

Hermes Camacho, the Development and Operations Director of Austin Soundwaves says they’re looking for applicants who are not only musical but are socially conscious in the way Draylen Mason was before he was killed by a package bomb in 2018. The current class has their Capstone Concert coming up next month at the Draylen Mason Music Studio at KMFA

A Season Of Being UnConducted

Who needs a conductor?  Not Austin Unconducted.  It’s a string ensemble that works with its members to choose the music they’ll play in any given concert.  Co-founder Luis Bellorin and the rest of the group is preparing now for their season finale concert.  It’ll be at the Draylen Mason at KMFA on April 6th