Atlanta, GA

Dec 2012 Enewsletter

ArtsBridge Update

The 2012-13 ArtsBridge season has already served over 22,684 students of all ages. The ArtsBridge season is fueled with powerful arts education performances, master classes and in-school experiences that ignite learning and cultivate academic, creative, and personal growth. Already this season, students have watched classic literature come to life with Judy Blume’s Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; been mesmerized by the The Atlanta Opera’s Carmen; witnessed the exciting multi-media music program capturing the human journey through the eyes and the music of Americans through the ages with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Roots of American Music; and inspired by our Global Stages performance of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble. In addition to our exciting field trip season, ArtsBridge is the also the home of the Jazz Roots Education Experience and the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards. To learn more about ArtsBridge  click here.

Jazz Roots Update

Jazz Roots served over 1,200 students and teachers from four school districts. Jazz Roots educational events began with an in-school Jazz in the Classroom event, in partnership with WCLK, starring jazz legends Al Jarreau, Terri Lynne Carrington and David Benoit. Following Jazz in the Classroom, student musicians were invited to the Centre to participate in sound check and an artist Q&A, learn from WCLK and the Jazz Education Network’s Jay Edwards, and see the concerts. Jazz Roots is a free program for students and teachers and every dollar raised for Jazz Roots supports its education initiatives. We are thrilled to announce, that because of the program’s success, it was rewarded a $10k NEA grant for next season. To learn more about Jazz Roots click here.

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