“I started doing my own songs here and there,” said Mendoza, 18, who recently graduated from the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity, a charter arts school on the city’s north central side. “I wanted to be a DJ, but really didn’t know how to do that.”It was during his junior and senior years studying sound production at SASIC that Mendoza began to hone his craft and meet professionals in the industry. His talent has led him to a second consecutive invite to Grammy Camp at the end of the month. The camp is a nine-day residential program for selected high school students interested in a career in music. Mendoza was the only student chosen from Texas this year to attend the camp in Brooklyn.
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