SESSION 2A - MUSIC AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE BY DINORAH MÁRQUEZ ABADIANO
9:30 - 10:00 AM Central Time, Friday October 15th
Dinorah Márquez Abadiano will present music as a tool for social change and affirmation of cultural identity for our Latinx youth. As Director and founder of the national award winning Latino Arts Strings Program. Dinorah and her team have made a huge impact in the lives of countless young Latines.
Come learn how to establish a youth music program that will change lives.
Short presentation followed by live Q&A. This is one of 10 sessions at the conference. You do not need a separate ticket to join this session.
Dinorah Marquez Abadiano, born in Mexico, moved to El Paso, Texas at age 10 and began her music studies with James Angerstein and Abraham Chavez Jr. She did her undergraduate studies in American Studies and International Relations at Northwestern University and the University of Florence, Italy. Upon graduation she worked as Assistant Press Secretary for Chicago’s Mayor Harold Washington.
Dinorah returned to music full time and performed with various orchestras in Mexico, where she also established a violin program to support the continuation of dance music traditions in Xico, Veracruz. She received Masters Degrees in Viola performance and String Pedagogy from UW Milwaukee.
She went on to establish and direct the Latino Arts Strings Program at the United Community Center. In recognition for her work, she has been invited to the White House for the “Coming Up Taller Award,” and for a presidential event under the Obama administration. She was named “Milwaukee Artist and Milwaukee Music Teacher of the Year,” received the “National Afterschool Innovator” Award and Wisconsin’s “Martin Luther King Heritage Award.”