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We Rise Virtual Choir 2021

We Rise Virtual Choir 2021 NCMEA Hosts Inspiring Event during Music In Our Schools Month®   One hundred North Carolina students from the mountains to the sea performed Adam Mitchell’s “We Rise” during Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®). Hosted by the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), this moment was inspiring and encouraging to all who took part in and witnessed the performance. According to the press release, The choir includes one hundred NC Student Vocalists from Elementary, Middle, and High Schools from the Mountains to the Sea! Teachers…

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virtual jazz choir offers vision of hope

A Vision of Hope

A Vision of Hope How Four Schools Put on a Jazz Choir Collaboration during a Pandemic School Year Shared by NAfME Member Edward A. Trimis Last fall, four different Los Angeles-area schools got together to provide their school communities a vision of hope: a collaborative virtual performance of “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. NAfME member Edward A. Trimis, principal at Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School, shared the story and the December performance. From the press release: [Last fall,] Drew Lewis, Choir Director at Cortines High School…

NYSSMA Celebrates 48th Annual Joseph R. Sugar Day

NYSSMA Celebrates 48th Annual Joseph R. Sugar Day during Music In Our Schools Month® With a stroke of his pen, Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed March 2021 as Music In Our Schools Month in New York State. The forty-eighth (48th) annual event was originally formed in New York in 1973 as a single-day concert held at New York City’s Lincoln Center and was the first coalition that advocated support for music education programs throughout New York State. In 1980, the legislature of the State of New York later showed its support…

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