Successful MÁS ALLÁ Summer Camp!

July 19, 2018
MÁS ALLÁ students performing

The second annual MÁS ALLÁ summer camp brought twelve high school students to campus for five days of practicing Spanish and learning about Andean music, language, and culture. Led by graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, students spent the week learning how to play traditional Andean instruments and singing in Quechua and Aymara, both indigenous Andean languages. Students played their instruments throughout campus and were immersed completely in Spanish and music for the entire week. The week ended with a concert for their parents and the campus community, where participants were able to show off their Spanish and the five songs they learned at the camp. Students left the camp with vastly improved Spanish skills and new talents playing Andean instruments and singing in Quechua and Aymara!