Amber is a young Navajo woman who is developmentally disabled. She’s an artist and loves to create. She is one of the kindest and most caring people you could ever meet. Just weeks before Amber’s scheduled premiere, her father (pictured) passed on unexpectedly. He was so looking forward to her piece and his little girl being center stage. We are all saddened by his loss. We shifted the dates of the performance to allow Amber and her mother some space. We are looking forward to providing them Hope, Strength, Love and Joy through the power of music and specifically from “Fantasy” written just for her.
Chase the Music is a non-profit whose mission is to give children battling critical conditions: Hope, Strength, Love, and Joy through the power of music.
Original music – composed and performed just for them.
With numerous performances, commissions and commercial recordings, Ronald Royer is a prominent Canadian composer who strives to connect with audiences. Justin O’Dell of The Clarinet magazine writes: “Ronald Royer’s music is beautifully appealing and communicative”, while Stanley Fefferman of Showtimemagazine.ca contributes, “These masterful and witty pieces live up to Royer’s reputation for music that is both entertaining and imaginative.”
Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is passionate about guiding the modern–day musician to find their unique voice on and off the stage. Heidi is the owner of two thriving companies, which include J&K Media Productions and Flute 360. Through her entrepreneurial portfolio, she wears many different hats, which include being an educator, flutist, coach, and podcaster.
She is the creator and host of two current podcasts. The first is Flute 360, which has received over 75,000 downloads since 2018 and has served flutists worldwide through its 200+ episodes.
The second podcast includes The Pivoting Musician, which Heidi co–hosts with her colleague,
Dr. Garrett Hope. Throughout her business, she serves her clientele through different offerings, such as music lessons, coaching sessions, and her three digital courses, which include The Pivoting Musician, The Podcasting Musician, and Generating Income as a Podcaster Through Corporate Sponsorships.
Heidi is thrilled to work with musicians to reach new heights, so they can feel empowered and
have a life they love both on and off the stage.
A beautiful venue for a beautiful event. The Connie Gotsch Theatre is the pride of San Juan College. Renovated less than a year ago thanks to the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation whose mission it is to keep the arts alive in San Juan County.
The mission of San Juan College is to inspire and support lifelong learning to achieve personal and community goals by providing quality education, services and cultural enrichment.
CLEAR, a program of the San Juan College in Farmington, NM.
The Career-Life Engagement and Readiness Program (CLEAR) has the mission of supporting students who have a documented physical or mental challenge. The program seeks to assists student in reaching the goal of either valuable employment or continuing education. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a food handlers license, basic first aid and CPR training, and many other important skills that may be use in both person and professional life settings.
You can be instrumental in bringing the healing power of music to Amber and other children battling critical conditions.
We would like to invite you to share in creating this musical gift by becoming a supporter, donor or sponsor.
Your generous donation goes to paying for the expenses incurred in creating and delivering this world premiere piece of music.