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Celebrating Black Music Month 2022: Mississippi Hill Country Blues

By Dr. Lisa "Osunleti" Beckley-Roberts

For generations, Black music has had a profound and powerful impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. It has shaped a variety of popular genres from rhythm and blues to jazz, gospel, country, rap and more. This month and every month, we continue to honor its roots....

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New Orleans Music Education Spring Convening 2022

By Ariel Davis

The Save The Music (STM) team joined Artist Corps New Orleans (AC NOLA) and the New Orleans Arts Education Alliance (NOAEA) in hosting a Music Education Convening on May 11 and 12, 2022. The gathering marked the first gathering since 2018, and included: – K-12...

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“Music Pushes Me to Be Brave” – Naomi’s Story

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music staff got a chance to interview Naomi Moccio, a budding trumpet player in a small town in West Virginia.  She participated in a side-by-side concert with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra that was organized by the team at Save The Music. The photos you see in this article are from her time […]

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Teaming Up With Nonprofits to Provide Musical Instruments in Memphis and Mississippi Delta Communities

By Ariel Davis

Successful Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) and the Save The Music Foundation, in order to bring more musical instruments to youth in the Mississippi Delta and Memphis regional communities. To date, the organizations have worked together to provide approximately $250,000 worth of musical equipment to the area, including […]

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Save The Music’s Strategy – Elevating the Communities that Created Pop Music

By Henry Donahue

Summary Over the past five years, Save The Music has grown and scaled our work at the community level, building on the culturally rich foundation of American music.   We build community-level partnerships with local music advocates, educators, artists, and funders in places where we can invest in 30, 50 or 100+ schools over several years […]

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