A validation of music studies
16-year-old chosen for Texas program to study mariachi music
By Shondiin Silversmith
STEAMBOAT, Ariz., April 3, 2014
W hat better way to master a skill than visiting the country of its origin and for Navajo artist Nizhoni Camille Begay she'll get firsthand experience as she preps for a summer in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to master the art of mariachi music.
Begay, 16, from San Antonio and a student at Incarnate Word High School, was recently selected as a Young Master by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust.
Young Master is a grant program that provides art students grades 8 to 11 from across the state with financial help for them to pursue advanced study in the visual arts, literary arts, music, theater, dance, musical theater and media arts.
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