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Councilor Cynthia Borrego Attends NM Academy of Rock and Blues Community Arts and Music Program Event

NM Academy of Rock and Blues Community Arts and Music Program serves approximately 50 children in the community during the summer music camp, ages ranging between 7-18.

On Saturday, June 2, 2019, City Councilor Cynthia Borrego attended New Mexico Academy of Rock and Blues Community Arts and Music Program event at Marble Brewery. 

The program is in its 7th year as a summer camp that focuses on creating a space for music education that is accessible to our diverse community’s families and their needs. NM Academy of Rock and Blues currently serves approximately 50 children in the Albuquerque community during the summer music camp, ages ranging between 7-18. Every student attends on a sliding tuition scale and this summer approximately 75% of students will attend free of cost. In addition to the summer camps, NM Academy of Rock and Blues works with the APS Title I Homeless project, the Children’s Cancer Fund of NM, and with Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Charter High School.

With the City of Albuquerque’s generous funding, this program will be able to extend its services throughout the school-year creating a low-cost and free after-school program for kids in in the Albuquerque community. Camps, seminars and after-school programs are held at FUSION Theatre Company’s Fusion Forum and at the South Valley’s RFK Charter High School. Camps and seminars are in both English and Spanish. The Rock en Español camp celebrates not only music in Spanish but our own New Mexico heritage. This year students will be writing and performing their own corridos.