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29 Jun

Georgia Music Foundation Hosts Music Camp at Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany

The Georgia Music Foundation partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany to present a summer Music Camp June 19-23, 2017. Twenty students elected to participate in the week-long series of programs including daily music- and arts-integrated activities that gave campers the chance to participate in music while learning about math, geography, history and science. (Keep it quiet, though – the kids didn’t realize how much they were learning while having so much fun!) Performances and workshops by local musicians and teaching artists...

29 Jun

2017 GOMM Concert Raises More Than $125,000 for Georgia Music Foundation

With a cast of stars representing music across genres and generations, the 4th Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind concert hosted by the Peach Pickers raised more than $125,000 for the Georgia Music Foundation. Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, and Ben Hayslip perform onstage during the 4th Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind at the Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) Held on May 16, 2017 at the Ryman...

13 May

Billy Currington & Amy Ray Among Artists Joining Georgia On My Mind Lineup

Country superstar Billy Currington; Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls; singer/songwriters Trea Landon, Jon Langston, and Cole Taylor; and a surprise, multiple-award winning chart-topper have been added to the already impressive lineup of The “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind.” The concert, which benefits the Georgia Music Foundation, will be held Tuesday, May 16 (7:30 PM/CT) at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip...

05 May

Col. Bruce Hampton Fans Can Donate to Georgia Music Foundation in His Memory

Col. Bruce Hampton performs on stage during Hampton 70 at The Fox Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images) (From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The producers of Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday concert at the Fox Theatre want fans to know they are not alone in grieving the beloved jam band patriarch. Good Times Productions helped arrange the Monday concert that featured an array of musicians including Chuck Leavell, Warren Haynes, Derek...

01 May

‘Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind’ Returns to Ryman May 16

Brothers Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III return to Georgia On My Mind 2017 after a crowd-pleasing performance in 2016. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) Georgia is on the minds of music lovers as the first round of talent is announced for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert on May 16, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip –the concert...

02 Apr

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus Chamber Group The Chamber Group Program of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) offers approximately 30 select students the opportunity to participate in six chamber groups: two string quartets, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet, a percussion ensemble, and a violin ensemble. The students receive individualized attention from highly qualified coaches that focus on the intricacies of each instrument and the unique skills needed to successfully and confidently perform a chamber piece. The mission of...

02 Apr

Savannah Music Festival

The Musical Explorers program of the Savannah Music Festival was awarded a Georgia Music Foundation grant in 2017. The free year-round program expands music education for more than 9,000 underserved Georgia K-2 students across Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties by hosting concerts for students at Savannah theaters, in-school music lessons, teacher training sessions, and providing printed and electronic teaching resources. The program introduces musical genres important to the cultures and population of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S., including salsa, zydeco, American...

02 Apr

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School

The SaVaSa Trio from Frankfurt, Germany presented a workshop and performance at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School in Statesboro on Feb. 14, 2017 with support from a Georgia Music Foundation grant. The trio consists of members of the internationally acclaimed Ensemble Modern, which has been at the forefront of contemporary music since 1980 and is perhaps best known in America as having worked with Frank Zappa. Sallie Z. staff coordinated the workshop and performance in partnership with Dr. Martín Gendleman, Ph.D., assistant professor...

02 Apr

Nuci’s Space

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded to Nuçi’s Space in 2017 for the St. Mary’s Steeple Restoration Project. The Steeple is the only remaining fixture of the 145-year-old church at which R.E.M. played its first-ever show on April 5, 1980. Located adjacent to Nuçi’s Space, the Steeple will be incorporated into Nuçi’s property as a meditative area when complete. Whitsel Construction, a firm experienced in historic preservation, has been overseeing the stabilization and restoration. Nuçi’s Space Nuçi’s Space, headquarters of the Nuçi Phillips...

02 Apr

Mableton Elementary School

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded to Mableton Elementary School in 2017 for a “Drumming Up the Stories” assembly presented by Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. The rhythm-based storytelling experience is designed to spark the imagination by teaching students how the drum was first used to communicate, how music can enhance storytelling and how instruments can be created from ordinary objects. Dave Holland is one of Atlanta’s most regarded figures in rhythm-based facilitation, world percussion and teaching...

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