This map locates the organizations in Greater Boston collaborating with Shelter Music Boston to provide concerts to homeless individuals and people in substance misuse recovery. All are located on the traditional land of the Pawtucket, Massachusett, and Wampanoag tribes. Click on the map to zoom in to SMB partner organizations in Greater Boston.
Xavier Ben - Diné Sialik King - Salt River Pima-Maricopa
Gemal Benallie - Diné Arika Morningstar - Hopi
Gregory Cortez - Diné Christina Shupla - Hopi, Tewa, and Laguna
Sage Bond - Diné and San Carlos Apache Dennelia Stevens - Diné
Cina Curley - Diné Thylia Yazzie - Diné
Damien Jones- Diné
To learn more about these youth composers, listen to the the podcast:
Original Score, an Indigenous perspective on music.
SMB Artistic Director Julie Leven and Grand Canyon Music Festival Artistic Director Clare Hoffman discuss the Native American Composers Apprentice Project, life during the pandemic in the Diné (Navajo) Nation, and the impact of learning to write a string quartet on indigenous youth.
NACAP Faculty Composers
Micheal Begay - Diné
Raven Chacon - Diné
Raven Chacon, whose piece Invisible Arc SMB cellist Rhonda Rider performed for SMB shelter and recovery center audiences in 2018, is the artist who connected SMB directly to the Grand Canyon Music Festival and the Native American Composers Apprentice Program.
Click here to learn more about the NACAP Faculty Composers.