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02 Apr

James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils in Augusta for its J.A.M.P.CERT program. J.A.M.P.CERT is an end-of-year workshop and concert that is a culmination of students’ year-long study of music theory, composition and performance. The workshop with a national artist includes learning experiences in both group and one-on-one settings. The JAMPCERT concert is free of charge to the community and is held annually at the Augusta Museum of History. Established in 2011, James...

02 Apr

Global Village Chorus

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to Global Village Chorus, the musical representative of the Global Village Project (GVP), a special purpose middle school in Decatur serving teenage refugee girls from Afghanistan, Burma, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, and Syria. Internationally acclaimed singer, composer, and recording artist Elise Witt directs the GVP Music Program, which uses singing to help students learn English as part of the GVP STEAM program. The Global Village Chorus creates bridges...

02 Apr

The Gift of Music Foundation

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded to The Gift of Music Foundation in 2017 for its Atlanta Public Schools After School Music Enrichment Program. The Gift of Music Foundation was established in 2015 in following the drastic reduction in music and band programs at Atlanta Public Schools. The Gift of Music now provides students in some of the most disadvantaged schools and neighborhoods in Atlanta with after-school music programs, instruments, education, mentoring and performance opportunities. The Atlanta Public Schools After School...

01 Apr

Norton Park Elementary School

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to Norton Park Elementary School in Smyrna for the two-day “Pop Zing Boom” workshops presented by Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. More than 300 first and fourth graders participated in the workshops, which integrated over 100 percussion instruments to teach students about the science of sound through key concepts and principles including vibration, pitch and volume. For more about Norton Park Elementary, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/NortonPark/. ...

28 Feb

Fair Oaks Elementary School, Marietta, GA

In 2017, a Georgia Music Foundation grant was awarded to Fair Oaks Elementary School in Marietta for “Pop Zing Boom!,” a week-long residency presented by teaching artist Dave Holland and Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. Five intensely-focused workshops were presented each day to give every student the opportunity to experience demonstrations, mini-performances and hands-on exploration in sound and science principles. Fair Oaks, named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013, is also “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School, which uses the seven habits of highly...

21 Feb

Atlanta Music Project Summer Series, Atlanta, GA

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to the Atlanta Music Project Summer Series, an annual three-week festival and school in the communities AMP serves. Open to all experienced middle and high school students studying choral and orchestral instruments, the Series features ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, theory, ear training and music composition. Based on the intensive summer music conservatory model, the festival also includes five free concerts featuring AMP Teaching Artists, guest performers, and AMP students. The camp...

16 Feb

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

A Georgia Music Foundation grant was awarded in 2017 to the Music Clubhouse at Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta’s A. Worley Brown Club to provide at-risk youth ages 10-18 with the opportunity to be exposed to an after-school music program. The Music Clubhouse has been established as a vehicle for youth development exposing children and teens to contemporary music ranging from classic rock to hip-hop and lessons in guitar, keys, drums, voice, bass and music recording. The A. Worley Brown Boys...

Global Village Project
15 Jan

Georgia Music Foundation Announces 2016 Music Preservation, Education and Outreach Grants

The Georgia Music Foundation proudly announces the recipients of its 2016 Georgia Music Preservation, Education and Outreach Grants. Fifteen schools and non-profit organizations were awarded a total of $60,000 to support programs taking place in 2017. The grant program is funded by proceeds from the annual “Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert in Nashville, Tennessee hosted by the Peach Pickers. Recipients of the 2016 Georgia Music Preservation, Education and Outreach Grant program include: Students from the Atlanta Music Project Atlanta...

19 Dec

4th Annual Georgia On My Mind Benefit Concert Returns

Like a family reunion, the Peach Pickers—Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip—will once again assemble a star-studded group of friends to celebrate the music of their home state with “Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind.” The concert returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 20, with proceeds benefitting the Georgia Music Foundation. Tickets are $52.50 and $42.50 and will be available via Ticketmaster...

23 May

Annual Concert Raises More than $100,000 for Georgia Music Foundation

“It just gets better every year,” said Georgia Music Foundation chair Dallas Davidson about the third annual “Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert which raised over $100,000 to benefit the Georgia Music Foundation. Held on May 10, 2016 and hosted by the Peach Pickers—the songwriting collective of Georgia natives featuring Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip—the evening featured performances by a star-studded group of country and hip hop hitmakers and a tribute to an international soul music...

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