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Momentos Precarios con Dinorah Marquez Abadiano

Dinorah es la Director del Programa de Cuerdas del Latino, Arts. She is the director of the Latino Arts String Program.

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Momentos Precarios con Dinorah Marquez Abadiano
Momentos Precarios con Dinorah Marquez Abadiano

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Aug 20, 2021, 7:00 PM

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Dinorah Márquez Abadiano, Director, Latino Arts Strings Program

Dinorah Márquez Abadiano was born in Mexico City.  At the age of 10, she immigrated with her family to El Paso, Texas, where she began her musical studies with violinists James Angerstein and Abraham Chavez. Although she continued her musical activities throughout college, Ms. Márquez did her undergraduate studies in American Studies, at Northwestern University, and a minor in International Studies at the University Florence, Italy. She later worked as Assistant Press Secretary, in charge of Latino and women’s issues for Mayor Harold Washington in the City of Chicago. During that time she freelanced with community orchestras. She returned fulltime to her musical activities both in the U.S. and Mexico, where she performed with the Filarmónica del Bajío in Guanajuato, the Orquesta de Mexico in Mexico City, and the Camerata del Estado de Veracruz. Ms. Márquez collaborated in the creation of a project which continues to this day, focused on the preservation of indigenous violin traditions in Xico, Veracruz, Mexico. She received Masters Degrees in Viola performance and String Pedagogy from UW Milwaukee. She also received a Certificate in Chamber Music from the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music where she studied with the members of the Fine Arts Quartet.

In 2002, Ms. Márquez established the national award winning Latino Arts Strings Program in Milwaukee, WI. The LASP has given her the opportunity to provide immigrant Latino children with the musical training she received as an immigrant child.  In 2007, she received the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Education Forum Award. In 2008 her program received the National “Coming Up Taller Award,” given by a Presidential Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. In 2009 she was named Milwaukee Artist of the Year. In 2010 she was invited back to the White House with several of her students as part of President and First Lady Obama’s efforts to promote the arts. In 2012, the Civic Music Association and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra named Ms. Márquez “Music Teacher of the Year”; and the Wilson Center granted the LASP the Eddy Award, for enhancing the level of arts education in the Milwaukee area. In 2013 the program won the National “Afterschool Innovators” award and Milwaukee Magazine named her one of Milwaukee’s 20 Most Creative people. Every year since 2012 the NAMM has named the LASP one of the top music communities in the country. In 2014 LASP won a visit from the John Lennon Bus and was featured in the NAMM Music Education National Conference.

In 2015, Marquez received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage award, for her commitment to Dr. King’s values in the work she does with inner city youth.  In 2016, students from her Middle School Mariachi ensemble performed for President Obama’s visit to Milwaukee. In 2017 the flagship Mariachi Juvenil was nominated for both a Latin Grammy and a Grammy as part of the La Santa Cecilia’s album Buena Aventura. Ms. Marquez received the Hispanic Heritage Award from the Roberto Hernandez Center at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In 2019 she was named “Distinguished Mexican” by the Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee and the Department of International Relations of Mexico. Soon after she was selected to participate in the first “Jornada Binacional” organized by the Mexican government for Mexican artists living in the U.S. to participate in a conference in Mexico City and collaborate in cultural activities in the U.S. As an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures’ (NALAC) Leadership and Advocacy Institutes, Ms. Márquez works on advocacy efforts in support of the arts at the local, state and national level and has served as panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and other arts boards.

Dinorah Márquez Abadiano nació en la Ciudad de México. A la edad de 10 años, emigró con su familia a El Paso, Texas, donde comenzó sus estudios musicales con los violinistas James Angerstein y Abraham Chavez. Aunque continuó sus actividades musicales durante toda la universidad, la Sra. Márquez hizo sus estudios de pregrado en Estudios Americanos, en la Northwestern University, y una especialización en Estudios Internacionales en la Universidad de Florencia, Italia. Más tarde trabajó como secretaria adjunta de prensa, a cargo de los asuntos latinos y de la mujer para el alcalde Harold Washington en la ciudad de Chicago. Durante ese tiempo trabajó como autónoma con orquestas comunitarias. Regresó a tiempo completo a sus actividades musicales tanto en Estados Unidos como en México, donde actuó con la Filarmónica del Bajío en Guanajuato, la Orquesta de México en la Ciudad de México y la Camerata del Estado de Veracruz. La Sra. Márquez colaboró en la creación de un proyecto que continúa hasta el día de hoy, enfocado en la preservación de las tradiciones indígenas del violín en Xico, Veracruz, México. Recibió una maestría en interpretación de viola y pedagogía de cuerdas de UW Milwaukee. También recibió un Certificado en Música de Cámara del Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara Leonard Sorkin, donde estudió con los miembros del Cuarteto de Bellas Artes.

En 2015, Márquez recibió el premio Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage, por su compromiso con los valores del Dr. King en el trabajo que realiza con los jóvenes de los barrios pobres de la ciudad. En 2016, los estudiantes de su conjunto de mariachis de la escuela secundaria actuaron para la visita del presidente Obama a Milwaukee. En 2017, el emblemático Mariachi Juvenil fue nominado tanto para un Grammy Latino como para un Grammy como parte del álbum Buena Aventura de La Santa Cecilia. La Sra. Márquez recibió el Premio a la Herencia Hispana del Centro Roberto Hernández de la Universidad de Wisconsin Milwaukee. En 2019 fue nombrada “Mexicana Distinguida” por el Consulado Mexicano de Milwaukee y el Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales de México. Poco después fue seleccionada para participar en la primera “Jornada Binacional” organizada por el gobierno mexicano para que artistas mexicanos residentes en los Estados Unidos participaran en una conferencia en la Ciudad de México y colaboren en actividades culturales en los Estados Unidos. Como exalumna de la Asociación Nacional de En los Institutos de Liderazgo y Defensa de las Artes y las Culturas Latinas (NALAC), la Sra. Márquez trabaja en esfuerzos de defensa en apoyo de las artes a nivel local, estatal y nacional y se ha desempeñado como panelista para el Fondo Nacional de las Artes y otras juntas artísticas.

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