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Music education programs in Newark, NJ

Newark Music Education Showcase

By Lia Peralta

The Newark Board of Education serves more low-income students than all other districts in New Jersey. In 2017, Save The Music Foundation, in coordination with Newark Arts, the Newark Arts Education Roundtable and other local organizations, launched a five-year...

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Stories Matter: Wellpinit School District

By Samantha Manus

BACKGROUND Located within the boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state, Wellpinit is a small rural town of approximately 2,100 people. The overall unemployment rate is 25.84% and the poverty rate is 32.7%, both more than double the national...

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Music technology program

Remixing and reimagining music education

By Lia Peralta

At our 20th Anniversary Gala last fall, Steve Aoki and DJ Khaled announced the creation of our Music Technology Grant. The pilot program supports recording and production – including DJ’ing, beat making, songwriting, and audio engineering – to develop students’...

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Emily Estefan celebrates music education grant in Miami

Bringing the beat back to Miami

By Lia Peralta

After almost a decade, music will finally be heard again at Filer Middle School in Hialeah, FL. Together with JetBlue, we delivered instruments part of our Core Band Grant. The decision was prompted by a former band teacher and group of alumni who advocated to bring...

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Music education grant in New Orleans

The power of playing it forward

By Lia Peralta

Earlier this year, the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA held their annual concert to benefit Save The Music.   The show has been taking place since 2004, but in 2018, the stakes were higher—if they raised $35,000, they could fund an instrument...

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