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Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s…

Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus Wins National Competition

Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list. The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held…

Maynard Jackson’s Women’s Chorus Receives Straight Superior Ratings at the GMEA Choral Festival

  by Britney Morgan The Maynard H. Jackson High School Women’s Chorus received straight superior ratings at the Georgia Music Educators Association’s Large Group Performance Evaluation, Choral Festival. The chorus also received an excellent rating in sight reading. The evaluation requires the students to perform selections from a state list provided by GMEA.  The Maynard…

Katy Perry and Staples “Make Roar Happen” for Bunche Middle School students

  During the month of May, Ralph J. Bunche Middle School music teacher Matthew Hall asked donors to help him with a class project created using DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website that raises money to help teachers receive classroom needs to aid their students in achieving success.  The southwest Atlanta instructor requested funding for music supplies for his program – supplies that…

Help your favorite music educator win a spot at the 2014 GRAMMY awards

March is Music in our Schools Month, and the GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy are providing an incredible opportunity for you to publicly thank your favorite music teacher. The organizations are partnering to present the first-ever Music Educator Award to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on…

The Atlanta Music Project Invests in Coan’s String Orchestra

The string orchestra at Coan Middle School has gained momentum since they received the Atlanta Music Project grant through the Zeist Foundation in September 2012. The Atlanta Music Project was generous to provide instruments for students, and teaching artists who visit the orchestra classes one day per week. These professional musicians also select students for…