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Strathmore’s commitment to foster the growth of young, local artists is exemplified through our Artists in Residence program. Through a competitive selection process, six musicians/singers/songwriters take up one-month residencies at Strathmore. This program is made possible thanks to our generous supporters like you. 

We would like you to meet some members of the 2013/2014 AIR class! 


Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Greenville, NC, contemporary jazz vocalist Christie N. Dashiell returned to hone her skills at Howard University and, later, The Manhattan School of Music. Most recently, Dashiell appeared on season three of NBC's “The Sing-Off,” as a member of Afro-Blue. 



Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed, named Best New Jazz Musician by Washington City Paper, hails from Washington, D.C. and studied with the area's top educators: Paul Carr, Charlie Young, and Fred Foss. 


Amadou Kouyate performs a musical montage on the 21-string Kora, and rhythmic presentations on Djembe and Koutiro drums.  His repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. 

Please support Strathmore and our commitment to serving the community through innovative and engaging professional development programs like Artists in Residence. 
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