Kudos to several Sweetwater District students who recently performed in the Young Artists in Harmony: A Reason to Survive, “Art of Elan” event. The organization believes in the power of the arts and creativity to transform the lives of students, especially those facing adversity.
“This workshop taught me how to put emotions I do not like to talk about on to paper,” said Anastasia Salas. Another student, Jacob Herrera said, “This program has really helped me achieve a goal of improving my time managment skills while writing music and staying dedicated to it.”
Kudos to Anastasia Salas and Reeca Dionisio from OLH, Jdu-an Davis and Jacob Herrera from MVH, and Aiden Fimbres and Jaidy Leyva from BVH.
“The hard work each student put into their compositions was evident,” said Dr. Karen Janney, Sweetwater District Superintendent. “The music and entire event was absolutely phenomenal.”
The process consisted of weekly workshops where advanced music students from SUHSD had the opportunity to be individually mentored by professional Art of Elan musicians in an effort to create new music compositions.
The culminating performance was hosted at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, which was recorded and available for free download and streaming. Click here for an encore musical experience.