CREATIVE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP
The Austin Soundwaves Creative Community Fellowship provides college students the experience of designing, implementing, and documenting an arts residency at a local school, or a creative project that contributes to the fields of music education or creative youth development. Through experiential learning and regular reflection, Fellows work alongside our faculty and staff to imagine careers that combine artistic practice and service. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts.
Chelsea is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s in Piano Performance with a certification in Digital Arts and Media at The University of Texas at Austin. She is devoted to showcasing the stories and music of marginalized people and musicians. As the co-host of Tea Time on KVRX 91.7FM, Chelsea highlights the experiences and injustices black and LGBTQ+ students experience on UT’s campus. She is the co-founder of Exposure, a YouTube platform designed to increase the visibility of repertoire written by marginalized composers. Chelsea is also a recipient of the 2018-19 Richard E. Rainwater Innovation Grant and was a finalist for UT’s President’s Award for Global Learning.
Vicky Mogollón Montagne is a second-year PhD student in the University of Texas at Austin Ethnomusicology program from Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a BA in Music and a minor in Italian (2016) from the University of Denver and a MMus in Advanced Musical Studies (2017) from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on the intersection between music, sounds, violence, and affect in Venezuela and Latin America more generally. She has presented at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) Annual Conference, the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) - Southern Plains conference, the UNAM and ENAH joint conference in Mexico City, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), among others. As classically trained flutist, Vicky has been a member of the National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, the National Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Denver Youth Artist Orchestra (DYAO), and the Hispanic Caribbean Ensemble at the UT-Austin. She also counts with some Ghanaian (Ewe) drumming and dancing experience. Ms. Mogollón Montagne served as music educator for El Sistema in Venezuela and Denver, Colorado for nearly three years.
Katia is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Bassoon Performance. Passionate about advocacy and minority representation within the classical music industry, she aspires to use her platform as a musician as an opportunity to challenge and broaden the standards that systemically exclude marginalized artists. In October 2018, Katia created, organized, and directed UT’s first ever Hispanic Heritage Month Concert, a two-hour concert that showcased 20 student performances of repertoire written exclusively by Hispanic/Latinx composers. Katia is also a recipient of the 2018-19 Richard E. Rainwater Innovation Grant, and runner-up recipient for UT’s President’s Award for Global Learning. Both grants were written for a project called Exposure. Scheduled to launch in Spring 2019, Exposure is a digital database that focuses on filling the void of available resources for the works of minority composers by creating a video concert series that features performances of a piece, a biography of the composer being performed, and access to the sheet music.