This is the third year in which LightHouse has run its Blind Music Academy, launched by Bill McCann, founder and president of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology, in partnership with Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa. Participants are those with musical training between the ages of 16 and 24 who have become serious enough about their studies to think about music as a profession. The Academy introduces them to using non-visual techniques to compose music, read the works of others, learn performance skills, and gain the capacity to seek employment and enter competitions. This year’s students come from Mexico and Canada, as well as from across the United States.
Each year the Academy concludes with a performance by the students, most of whom perform on piano or guitar. One of those concerts is held at Enchanted Hills and another in downtown Napa. However, there will also be a concert here in San Francisco, which will take place at the new LightHouse facility that just opened this past May.
This San Francisco performance will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9. The LightHouse facility is located on the tenth floor of thr building at 1155 Market Street. The concert is free and will be followed by a reception. All that is required in advance is an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.