Joyce Foundation Awardee


Old Town School of Folk Music and Ernest Dawkins and Rahul Sharma


In collaboration with the Old Town School of Folk Music, renowned artists and educators Ernest Dawkins and Rahul Sharma will partner in creating a new work designed to engage up to 1,000 young musicians in an exploration of rich musical heritage of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Dawkins and Sharma will compose a new piece that examines and celebrates Englewood’s dynamic history, and work with groups of musicians at all levels of experience to produce a culminating performance of the piece in 2017.

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