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Student Testimonial – Jameshia Attaway

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music and our partners at Successful, Inc  got a chance to connect with Jameshia Attaway, a student in the Mississippi-Delta region, about the power of music in her community. Read on to learn more about how music affects the life of her, her peers, and her family, in the region of the United […]

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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 public school educators and teaching artists – Local community music […]

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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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Top Performance Venues in the United States

By Ariel Davis

This year, the Save The Music team will be highlighting the stories of music educators, advocates, and community leaders, while shining a light on some of our favorite music venues in the United States. Each venue has done tremendous work in authentically uplifting the communities they serve. They also house a deep history of showcasing […]

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Welcome, Daniel Almanza! Our West Coast Regional Director

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music (STM) is proud to welcome Daniel Almanza to the team as the West Coast Regional Program Director. Focused on restoring equitable music education access for all public school students, he is responsible for supporting grantees, implementing programs, and...

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Trauma Informed Care in the Music Classroom

By Chiho Feindler

I was scheduled to meet a principal who was seeking to receive a grant of band instruments via Zoom in the spring of 2021.   She never showed up at the first meeting nor the rescheduled meeting in the same week.  By the time I was logging in to finally meet this principal, I was […]

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