Edith Vargas
Teaching Artist, Music

Edith Vargas has-been teaching music for over 35 years, both in Bolivia and USA. She started teaching music at the young age of 18 where she thought to program teaching in rural schools in Bolivia to share the world of music with children who only spoke indigenous languages. She studied piano at the Conservatory of Music in Bolivia since age seven, then moved on to receive her BA degree and teaching credential at the University of La Paz – Bolivia. Edith was awarded a full scholarship to obtain their master's degree in specialized Modern Technics in Music Education and Children’s Choir at the University of Santiago - Chile. Since 1996, Edith has led the Inner City Arts Children's Chorus in performances at the Paul Getty Museum, the grand opening at the Staples Center, for Karen Bass, State Assembly speaker for California, Skirball Cultural Center, swearing - in - ceremony of Mark Ridley Thomas LA County Board of Supervisors, and various Inner City Arts Fundraisers and events. Edith and her family were awarded as “The Hispanic Family of the Year” for the community work to educate children and youth through the music. Edith is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. She has-been teaching at Inner City Arts for 20 years.