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  • Posted on Mon Jan 12, 2015
    Tomas Salas was born in Houston, Texas and grew up living in several small towns and bigger cities along the IH 10 and IH 35 corridors, including San Antonio and El Paso. His family finally settled in Austin where he graduated from Travis High School and attended the University of Texas. Tomas chose a career path in the performing and visual arts, both as a performer and an arts administrator. He...
  • 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
    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 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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