Last week, Connor and I visited the Northside World Music School.
We met Sujata Venkateswar who is the Executive Director on the board. Other board members are Katchie Cartwright (Vice President – World Music Ethnologist), Nagamohan Annaluru (Secy – IT Professional), Aimee Coleman (Marketing), and Reddy Yeluru (Real Estate Developer). Sujata shared with us the vision for the school as well as areas where they are in need of help.
Northside World Music School is a non-profit organization in San Antonio, Texas and is endorsed by SA2020. The vision of this school is to promote cross-cultural awareness through the performing arts. The school’s mission is to provide quality performing arts education, encourage performances and collaborations across various genres and showcase world music in order to promote cultural awareness and unity across geographic, ethnic, and religious boundaries.
Northside World Music School is having a grand opening event on May 7th, 2016 from 3:30-5:30pm. There will be presentations by all faculty followed by a meet and greet as well as a tour of the facility.
Classes will begin on June 1st. The classes currently being offered include the following: Jazz music, Western-European music, Indian Classical music, Music Theater, Sound recording, Beginner Series, Beginner Strings, and music therapy sessions.
Northside World Music School hopes to be a place for the entire community to come together. If you’re interested in enrolling in classes or volunteering, make sure to check out their website at http://www.northsideworldmusic.org and don’t forget to attend the grand opening on May 7th.