A Note from the LCAC Executive Director
Alfredo with the US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar at the Biennial Reception in Mexico City
We are halfway through 2022 in what seems like a blink of an eye. I am honored to announce LCAC has received our first National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Award of $35,000 towards our music programs! Among them are the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival (VSMF) with the MSU Music Department and the Youth Mambo Orchestra. The NEA is the premier federal funding agency in the United States. I am especially proud to share that the First All-State Youth Mariachi Ensemble has been selected by Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo and Dr. Peter Schimpf of MSU after an audition. They will be known as Mariachi Estelares de Colorado, representing Adams, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo, and Weld Counties! In the Fall they’ll take Master workshops in Denver and open for Lupita Infante on September 25, 2022 at Levitt Pavilion show. Don’t forget to get your tickets! Alfredo Reyes
Read the full June 2022 Newsletter here.