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The Power of Band Music Panel

April 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

We already know how influential the experience of playing in a band can be for a kid, college student, or adult. The opportunities to be part of a community, to make music together, and to perform for others have a tremendous impact on each individual. But what about the composer/music creator?

What if the piece you were playing was written by someone in your community? What if it was written by someone who looks like the people playing the music (i.e. the same race)? What if your band members were invited to share their own stories as part of creating a new work? Imagine what that impact could be.

Join panelists Jasmine Britt, Music Faculty, Grand Street Campus High Schools and Associate Director, NYC Dept. of Ed. “All City” Concert Band, Jennifer Jolley, composer, blogger, professor, Weston Sprott, Dean, Preparatory Division, The Juilliard School and Trombonist, The Metropolitan Opera, and Jonathan Villela, Graduate Teaching Assistant, UT-Austin Bands, who lead the field in programming and commissioning band music in a variety of education and community settings. The panel, moderated by ACF’s CEO Vanessa Rose, will discuss different ways to approach music by diverse living artists and build context for why it matters.

Date & Time: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 3pm CT

Register in advance for this meeting here.

If you require an interpreter, closed-captioning, or any other accommodations to fully engage, please contact Laura Krider (lkrider@composersforum, 612.314.9228) at least 48 hours before the event.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.