Juan Pablo Horcasitas
Use Diller-Quaile’s Performance Space to create a Professional Video recording of a Bach Transcription by S. Rachmaninoff: Partita in E Major – Prelude.
After completing his first studio recording, “Among Songs and Dances” in 2014, Juan Pablo has been searching for new ways that will allow him to grow musically, as well as update his knowledge in how to record a professional music video with the latest technology. Additionally, he thinks that a music teacher has to communicate not only knowledge, but experience. Every semester we inspire new students to learn and perform music. Juan Pablo believes that having his own professional experiences in both areas, helps him in improving the ways he guides students. Juan Pablo will be working with a knowledgeable technician/videographer.
Defray tuition costs for individual lessons in improvisation in preparation for the Diplôme Supérieur examination at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.
In September of 2018, Michael was admitted into the training program for the highest credential in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, the Diplôme Supérieur. Study for this degree is possible only in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was in residence between September and December 2018. To complete the program, candidates must undertake teaching practicums in movement, solfege and improvisation, pass examinations in improvisation, complete a dissertation, pass six juried teaching examinations and two choreographed dances ("plastique animée"). This fall in Geneva, in addition to attending courses in each area of study, Michael has been participating in individual lessons to prepare for the examination in improvisation.
Attend The International Conference of Dalcroze Studies 4: ICDS 4 in Katowice, Poland, at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music. The grant is for airfare.
The ICDS, to be held summer 2019, is particularly exciting because of the emphasis on research, which brings practitioners in the sciences, medicine, and philosophy, together with musicians, dancers, music educators, etc. Currently, there is much interest in the effects of music and movement on the brain and brain development. Research papers, workshops and performances are all learning experiences and tremendously enjoyable, when shared with such a diverse community. This year, the conference theme is “The Listening Body In Action” in music, dance, somatic practices, theatre and therapy, with a special focus on the relationships between listening, music/sound and movement.
Volunteer as a cello teacher for Musicians Without Borders, specifically for their partner program – Sounds of Palestine. The grant is for airfare to Tel Aviv and bus transportation to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Musicians Without Borders welcomes musicians from around the world who want to promote social change using the power of music. Sounds of Palestine is an organization that teaches children through a program inspired by the concept of El Sistema in Venezuela. The program began in two schools and has now expanded to reach over 150 students. Kayla will be volunteering as a cello teacher in the after school program in March 2019, teaching group cello classes and assisting in larger ensembles.
Commission New Works for Classical Guitar by musically diverse composers of African descent. This grant supports the creation of one new work, which will be performed and recorded by Guitar Ensemble, Duo Noire.
Funding will provide initial support for a major new commissioning project to be undertaken by the classical guitar ensemble, Duo Noire. The overall project consists of plans to commission 4-6 new pieces by musically diverse composers of African descent. Clifford/Levy Creativity Grant funding will support the creation of one new work. Duo Noire hopes to bring disparate genres, continents, and styles together, while simultaneously pushing the possibilities of their instrument forward. Potential collaborators include members of major new music ensembles, MacArthur Genius grant winners, composition professors at major conservatories, and more. This will culminate in a full length commercially released album and marketing campaign mentioning Diller-Quaile wherever possible.