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Matt Heller - Artist, Dorothy Kittaka, Everyday Star (E-1)




Matt Heller
Student Artist
Angola High School

Dorothy Kittaka
Everyday Star

Music has been an important part of Dorothy Kittaka’s life since a young age.  When she was just five years old, she and her family were living in a Japanese American concentration camp in Wyoming.  She remembers a man who played a mesmerizing melody over and over.  Dorothy was fascinated by this melody, and it stayed with her as she grew.  The experience inspired her to become a music specialist and educator.  After retiring from teaching, Dorothy co-founded F.A.M.E. – the Foundation for Art and Music in Education.  The purpose of this organization is to provide grade school kids with opportunities to learn and participate in many forms of art and music.