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Views from various residencies held by the Gold Canyon Arts Council in local schools.

As we get ready to launch the Canyon Sounds season, we will concurrently begin our school residency programs.  As many know, the Arts Council arranges for each of our Canyon Sounds performers or performing groups to present residency programs either in the schools or at our concert venue, the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church.  These activities consist of performances for the school children, classroom visits by the artists, workshops or master classes by the artists or instrumental clinics where the artists work with the students in specialized arts areas.

If you are interested in seeing these residency activities in action, you are welcome to do so.  There is a limit to the number of observers we may have in some of the venues.  

Residencies are a good part of our budget for the artists.  If you would like to make a contribution to the residency program, you may do so by writing a check (tax deduction) to the Gold Canyon Arts Council and mark “Residencies” in the memo section of the check or by using the quick, easy, and safe PayPal button below..  We are also initiating a “Lead Guitar” after school program at San Carlos High School on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.  The Lead Guitar program is a program designed by Brad Richter, classical guitarist, and through his foundation he accomplishes wonders with ‘at risk’ youth through guitar lessons.  You may learn more by going on line to  http://leadguitar.org

We are seeking contributions to support this program.  

The Gold Canyon Arts Council sponsors and promotes performing, visual and other related arts activities in the greater Gold Canyon area through a series of culturally diverse public performances, festivals, educational residency programs, artistic awards and the encouragement of the arts in area schools including those in low-to-moderate income areas of Maricopa, Pinal and Gila Counties.

The Gold Canyon Arts Council is an IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) corporation.

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