Arts Empower Mega Conference 2017 has ended
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MAP -  We will be starting our day at the Casa del Prado Theatre.
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Stefanie Schmitz

Center for World Music
Teaching Artist
San Diego, California
Stefanie Schmitz has been a part of the San Diego music scene since 2001. Her love affair with Brazilian music began when she enrolled in a samba drumming class at UCSD. Performing traditional Brazilian folk music on clarinet, in 2009 she formed San Diego’s first choro group called Choro Sotaque. She also performed with and led a community-based Brazilian drum and dance group, Super Sonic Samba School, which performs regularly for festivals and events all around San Diego. Eager to keep learning and growing, Stefanie seeks out her yearly fix of new inspiration at California Brazil Camp, a weeklong music and dance camp in the redwoods. In 2013 she left her day job to embark on a six-month musical odyssey to Brazil where she absorbed Brazilian language and culture and studied with masters of samba and choro in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Olinda, and Jericoacoara. A graduate of the Teaching Artist Institute, she has taught Brazilian music, dance, and singing in Portuguese to K–12 students as an artist-teacher with the Center for World Music since 2014.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 12

1:30pm PDT