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  • Posted on Mon Nov 10, 2014
    In 2005 Jaclyn received a B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from the Evergreen State College. As an undergraduate she spent majority of her work-study and internship experience working in museums and libraries. Jaclyn has studied abroad in southern Spain for a total of 11 months. She has over four years of professional experience working in higher education. Currently, she...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 10, 2014
    Kevin Parme joined Texas Folklife in 2014 to manage the organization’s social media outreach. Prior to this, he spent a year as a Sales and Marketing intern at Smithsonian Folkways, the non-profit record label of the national museum. As a guitarist and songwriter, he has released three limited edition, vinyl-only releases under the band name Dimples. He holds a B.A. in English...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Dr. Margolies (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan College.  His research examines a wide array of interdisciplinary topics in history, ethnomusicology, and folklore, including legal and musical spatiality, migrant music and transnationalism, and the application of sustainability to Conjunto music in Texas and morin khuur in Mongolia. 
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Sharrone is a long-time creative entrepreneur and student of life whose guess word is "curious." You can often find him embarking on some new, exciting, never-before-seen enterprise or rocking out with his band, Brother Wolf and the Carnivores. In addition to music, Sharrone is a voracious writer of both poetry and prose and gladly shoulders the design responsibilities of his many projects. When...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Sheree Scarborough practices the art of helping people and organizations tell their story. Whether through oral history, writing, public relations or marketing, she helps craft the word and gets the word out. Sheree has contracted with Texas Folklife since 2009 to promote the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest and the Accordion Kings & Queens Festival, and has recently expanded her work with...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 5, 2014
    Michelle, a native of Brownsville, Texas graduated in 2011 from UT-Austin with a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film and a concentration in Latino Media Studies. Mejia has participated as an assistant & youth radio producer for the Stories from Deep in the Heart program since 2009. She has also photographed and assisted in the production of special events including The Big Squeeze and the Tejano-Conjunto-...
  • Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2013
    Charlie Lockwood studied Ethnomusicology at Vanderbilt University, where he explored the music traditions of Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.  In 2006, Charlie conducted field research in Khayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, South Africa, working with youth theater for development activists and learning gumboot or isicathulo dance.  He earned an M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the University...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013
    Becky Bingman coordinates Texas Folklife's Apprenticeship program and has been involved the arts and education community for 25 years. Before joining Texas Folklife, Becky worked with the Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, where she organized artist workshops for teachers, and developed arts programming and curriculum materials for Kentucky Educational Television. She has a long-...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013
    Cristina Ballí is a bilingual cultural manager with expertise in Texas-Mexican border culture and Mexican-American music history. She is coauthoring a book on sustainability of conjunto music, a Texas-Mexican syncretic traditional music based on accordion and bajo sexto, a 12-string Mexican guitar. She directed the NEA-funded radio projects “Stories from Deep in the Heart” and “Border Voices” as...

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