Anthony Trecek-King, Encouraging Voices of All Ages to Reach their Potential
Anthony Trecek-King opens the world to young singers. He began his tenure as Artistic Director with the Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) in September 2007, building its reputation as "one of the emerging forces in Boston music life." At BCC, Anthony has established a unique music education curriculum that fosters independent thinking among young musicians. Students as young as seven develop musical skills, such as sight-reading and ear training. They also receive leadership and life-skills training, including mentoring, fundraising, running workshops and participating in community service projects.
Anthony has earned international recognition conducting choirs and orchestras throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, including the University of Cologne Chamber Choir, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the Juvenil Schola Cantorum, the University Simón Bolívar, Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and Polifonija, a state chorus of Lithuania.
He believes in using "music as catalyst to create social change" and presented a TEDx talk (http://www.youtube.com/
Karla Lara, Championing a New Kind of Citizenship through Song
Through her music Honduran native Karla Lara is a champion for human rights and authentic Honduran sounds. She draws on Honduran history, culture and native rhythms to "help to build identity” and “a different kind of citizenship."
“In Honduras there is massive militarization underway. Machismo, violence against women, lies in the media: it is all connected. And this is what we must oppose. I do this, among other ways, through my music. In the streets there is violence, pain, misery. But, in music, anything is possible. In music we are free!” Karla’s music tells the story of many women and families, juxtaposing a harsh daily reality with hope for a better future. Listen to “Antes del Puente” (“Before the Bridge”): http://www.youtube.com/
In 1986, at age sixteen, Karla broke into the Central American music scene as a singer in the popular group Rascaniguas and later with the Salvadoran group Cutumay Camones. She has two albums of her own, “Donde Andar” and “Antes del Puente.” Karla is a member of the National Network of Human Rights Advocates in Honduras and producer of the radio program “No Morning without Coffee.” This year Karla will be touring Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain to share her music and raise awareness about human rights and environmental concerns in Honduras.
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