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Stories Summer Institute 2015 Finished Audio Pieces

This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions.

This year Texas Folklife partnered with The City of Austin George Washington Carver Museum and the Eastside Kings Blues Festival to document the stories of east Austin African American blues musicians, highlight the historical importance of east Austin blues, and celebrate the living blues traditions still thriving in Austin. Fellows will complete one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.

An Orange Blues Story- Timo Nelson and Myles Kovalik

Stories Team Producer: Briana Franklin

Thisis The Blues - Joe Holloway and Patrick McNally

Stories Team Producer:Carlos Salazar

Call ‘Em Touchstones - Karen Harris and Beth Hudson

Stories Team Producer: Brian Griffith

Making East Austin Blues History - Natalie Palomo, James Young, and Avi Hurewitz

Stories Team Producer: Sandra Olsen

The Texas Twister: Pamela Allen’s Stormy Blues - Amy Annelle and Cindy Stewart
Stories Team Producer: Marcelo Teson

Special Guest Instructor: Folklorist and NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin
Lead Instructor: Marcelo Teson
Lead Producer: Brian Griffith
Producers: Carlos Salazar, Briana Franklin and Sandra Olsen
Texas Folklife Programs & Development Director: Charlie Lockwood

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Stories from Deep in the Heart is made possible in part from grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS), City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future (visit, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Shield-Ayres Foundation, and support from the Austin Independent School District and KUT 90.5FM.

Additional support provided by Ruby's BBQ, Austin's Pizza, Taco Deli, and Hoover's Cooking

Texas Folklife is a 501c(3) organization
All contributions are tax deductable
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