MIC JAMMS - Sheffield & Springfield, MA
WHAT IS MUSIC IN COMMON?
Music in Common is a non-profit organization that empowers diverse cultures and faiths to discover common ground through collaborative songwriting and multimedia. Since 2005, Music in Common has directly served thousands of people in more than 250 communities across the globe, including Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Jews and Muslims, as well as American-born, refugee and immigrant youth. In any community, our programs can transform apprehension into trust, fear into acceptance, powerlessness into action. Working together face to face, participants expand understanding, build confidence, strengthen community, wage peace and - yes - change the world.
WHAT IS THE JAMMS PROGRAM?
An inter-cultural / interfaith program that brings together youths from diverse backgrounds to work with industry professionals to write, record, and perform a song and create a video project. In addition to learning technical and creative skills, participants develop the important life skills of collaboration, communication, and teamwork. They also learn about each other’s faiths and cultures and the commonalities they share.
WHERE IS IT?
Program days will be take place at the following locations. Transportation will be provided.
- Bing Arts Center 716 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108
- Dewey Hall 91 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257
WHEN IS IT?
April 16-19, 10AM – 4PM / Friday April 20, 12-8PM (includes a performance)
WHO CAN DO IT?
High school and college aged youth with an interest in songwriting, music, recording, and video as well as an interest in cultural diversity. The program is limited to 16 participants.
WHO WILL LEAD THE PROGRAM?
All of our programs are lead by MIC trained facilitators – music, multimedia, and education professionals who bring a depth of knowledge and experience in music, songwriting, and multimedia, diversity and inclusion, and creative collaboration.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MUSICIAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
No. JAMMS is open to everyone regardless of musical background. We seek individuals with a passion for music and multimedia whom understand the important role those mediums play in creating a message to reshape the world, and who have an interest in engaging with people of different cultures and faiths. The April program will bring together refugee and American-born youth from Springfield and the Berkshires.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Nothing! This program is free of charge thanks to support from Daughters of the Heart of Mary, Springfield, Alford-Egremont, Sheffield, Mt. Washington, Great Barrington, and Stockbridge Cultural Councils, Bing Arts Center, Dewey Hall, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, and Music in Common.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM?
Register online at http://www.musicincommon.org/jamms-registration.html. Registration deadline is March 15th.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME FOR THE PROGRAM?
100% attendance and participation, cooperation, respect, an open mind and a good attitude
FOR MORE INFO:
Contact Music in Common Western MA Coordinator Marisa Massery at email@example.com / (413) 248-6070
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