For the past week Navajo Technical University has served as a musical haven for aspiring musicians as eight Juilliard students and alumni from the Heartbeat Project have conducted a music and math camp for regional K-12 students. This is the third year in a row the two-week camp has been hosted at NTU and it has grown exponentially each year.
The Heartbeat Project started in 2016 with the aim to provide music education as a gateway to enhance math skills. In its first year, the camp welcomed two Julliard teaching artists and five students before growing to six teaching artists and 21 students last year. This year over 50 students signed up for the camp taught by eight teaching artists.
The Juilliard students and alumni will showcase their musical talents this week by performing several sets for the local community. They will be providing performances to both the Crownpoint senor center and the veterans’ center in closed sessions, but they will also host a free show for the general public on June 7th at 6 PM in NTU’s Wellness Center. This is free and open to the public so please spread the word!
For more information contact Dr. Wesley Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Nelson at email@example.com.