Camp KPAC http://tpr.org en Camp KPAC: The Final Day! http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-final-day <div>Today we wrapped up Camp KPAC 2013, the second year of the program. I took the first photo seen above on Monday. Camp coordinator Nathan Cone suggested on Friday that we take an "after" photo (next in series). Someone in the group (they are all sharp as tacks) quipped: "So they can see how we've grown."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>And grow they did! We are so proud of what these young people were able to accomplish in one short week. Not only that, there was laughter, there was compassion, and there was enough curiosity to fill 2 weeks, or more. Congratulations to all! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:20:24 +0000 James Baker 15176 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: The Final Day! The Talented Darian Thomas Shares His Passion For The Arts http://tpr.org/post/talented-darian-thomas-shares-his-passion-arts <p></p><p><em>[Editor's note: This report was produced by a student at Camp KPAC 2013, a week-long workshop to teach radio skills to area high school students.] &nbsp;</em></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:29:16 +0000 Jillian Kouzel 15139 at http://tpr.org The Talented Darian Thomas Shares His Passion For The Arts Multi-instrumentalist And Composer Darian Thomas’s Musical Journey http://tpr.org/post/multi-instrumentalist-and-composer-darian-thomas-s-musical-journey <p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[Editor's note: This report was produced by a student at Camp&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPAC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;2013, a week-long workshop to teach radio skills to area high school students.] &nbsp;</span></em></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:20:31 +0000 Alexia Salingaros 15140 at http://tpr.org Multi-instrumentalist And Composer Darian Thomas’s Musical Journey Teenage Pianist Dedicates Herself To Her Art http://tpr.org/post/teenage-pianist-dedicates-herself-her-art <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[Editor's note: This report was produced by a student at Camp&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPAC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;2013, a week-long workshop to teach radio skills to area high school students.] &nbsp;</span></em></p><p>Not every 15-year-old has the dedication to spend eight hours doing any one activity other than video games, but Rhiannon Bishop dedicates herself to practicing piano for that long each day, all while completing high school two years early. A home schooled student, Rhiannon studies with Ken Thompson, founder of the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio (MACSA). In the future, Rhiannon has aspirations to pursue a degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:19:52 +0000 Ryan Rogers 15129 at http://tpr.org Teenage Pianist Dedicates Herself To Her Art Camp KPAC: Day Four http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-day-four <p>On the fourth day of Camp KPAC, the six area high school students who are learning radio with James Baker and Nathan Cone this week spent much of the day editing.</p><p>Madison Rogers, of Boerne High School, writes:</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 02:26:20 +0000 Nathan Cone 15096 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: Day Four Camp KPAC: Day Three http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-day-three <p>This week, six high school students are working with staff to learn basic radio interviewing and production skills, with the goal of having a finished project at the end of the week that combines words and music. On Wednesday, KABB Chief Meterologist&nbsp;Alex Garcia joined us to share his own professional journey through radio, television, and education, and we spent time interviewing the musicians who were in house yesterday.</p><p>Reagan High School student Ramee Saleh&nbsp;writes about today's experiences:</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:23:27 +0000 Nathan Cone 15025 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: Day Three Camp KPAC: Day Two http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-day-two <p>As our Camp KPAC project continues, students got a first-hand look at recording techniques and fine musicianship today. &nbsp;Jillian Kouzel of MacArthur High School writes:</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:44:15 +0000 Nathan Cone 14945 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: Day Two Camp KPAC: Day One http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-day-one <p>This week, KPAC's James Baker and yours truly are working with a group of area high school students, offering them an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of radio production. We'll be recording and interviewing young classical musicians, and editing the material into a final project using the techniques they learn. &nbsp;One of the students, Lennon Maldonado, a recent Thomas Jefferson High School graduate who will be attending San Antonio College in the fall, had this to say about today's experience:</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:53:37 +0000 Nathan Cone 14878 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: Day One Camp KPAC: One Student's Experience http://tpr.org/post/camp-kpac-one-students-experience-0 <p>Last summer, seven area high school students took part in the inaugural Camp KPAC, learning radio and recording skills with TPR's James Baker, Nathan Cone, and Paul Flahive. Here's what Clark High School student Kelly Holguin&nbsp;said about her experience:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:01:10 +0000 Nathan Cone 9686 at http://tpr.org Camp KPAC: One Student's Experience