Uncategorized | October 27, 2008
Postmark deadline is Dec. 12, 2008. The WAC welcomes applications from Wyoming residents 18 or older who are not full-time students pursuing high school, college or university art-related degrees.
The WAC will award up to two fellowships of $3,000 each to honor the most exciting, creative work by Wyoming instrumentalists and vocalists. Two jurors from Arizona, vocalist/musician Ruth Lara Vichules and guitarist/composer Brad Richter, will choose the winners.
The agency’s fellowships are on a four-year rotation schedule among music composition; theatre and dance performance; music performance; and theatre direction, dance choreography and design for the stage.
Fellowship applications will be mailed by the end of October to those on the WAC performing arts mailing lists. You can find a printable application in the WAC web site at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/IndArtist/Performing.asp. If you need further information, contact Michael Shay at the WAC in Cheyenne at 307-777-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s some background information on the jurors:
Ruth Lara Vichules is a vocalist, musician, and educator from Phoenix. Ruth was sung to sleep by her Mother with German and Hebrew children’s songs, Carter Family and Woody Guthrie ballads. After Suzuki violin in elementary school, guitar, saxophone and Aebersold jazz camps in high school, Ruth went on to receive university degrees in music and art. Visiting Guadalajara, México in the early 1980s, Ruth was overwhelmed by the beauty and depth of Latin American folk music. She moved to Tlacotalpan, Veracuz, land of Agustín Lara & Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and scoured the countryside for traditional music. She received a master’s degree in the process, conducting an ethnographic collection of children’s verse from oral traditions. Fascinated by the use of improvisation in Mexican folk music and verse, Ruth studied son jarocho — a tradition from southern Veracruz that is highly improvisatory — with Gilberto Gutiérrez and the legendary group Mono Blanco. Go to her web site atwww.ruthlaravichules.com.