ESPAÑOLA – Teens will be able to record their lyrics and music this fall thanks to support from three funders.
The grants are enabling the conversion of an office into a recording studio and will purchase equipment including an electric drum board, keyboard beat mixer, microphones and other recording equipment.
The Presbytery of Santa Fe, in support of a recommendation from their Mission in the North Committee awarded $5,000 toward the audio engineering program and in support of the center’s cultural creative arts classes.
The Pojoaque Valley Fund of the New Mexico Community Foundation and The Wilder Green Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment program also provided $1,000 each toward the Audio Engineering program.
“The Audio Engineering program will connect youth to empowering means of expression–music and writing,” Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval said. “The program will reinforce literacy through reading, creative writing and research. In addition, the program will support students to market their skills and talent.”
Volunteers with recording and song-writing skills interested in helping with the program may contact Sandoval at 505-747-6569. The Center is open noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.