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News & Announcements

Oberlin Jazz Ensemble Travels to Creative Arts High School in Camden, NJ

Friday, May 11, 2012

The jazz ensemble’s eagerness to travel to Camden to work with students and participate in their jazz festival demonstrates a commitment to music education that is reflected in Oberlin’s Music in America initiative, which aims to support and create sustainable music programs in underserved communities. “Marci Alegant has opened up a door to touch that community, and to touch the lives of those kids,” Reynolds says.
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Foundation Academy String Ensemble Visits Oberlin, Records in Clonick Hall

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Foundation Academy String Ensemble Visits Oberlin, Records in Clonick Hall Oberlin Conservatory’s Music in America initiative brought students from Foundation Academy Charter School to Oberlin during the 2012 Commencement and Reunion weekend. The middle and high school string players were treated to a recording session in Clonick Hall, and enjoyed their time in Oberlin outside the studio as well.
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Foundation Academy designated as a Reward School with Highest Progress

Friday, April 13, 2012

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) recently named Foundation Academy Charter School as a "Reward School" with the "Highest Progress." NJDOE defines a Reward School as "a school with outstanding student achievement or growth over the past three years." A Highest Progress school has the "highest level of growth measure using the median student growth percentiles over time."
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Creative Arts High School Concert Choir Wins Second Place in Prague Festival

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The concert choir of Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, NJ took second place at the Young Prague Music Competition in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival hosted over 700 students from 8 countries, including Russia, Ireland and Denmark. Both high-school and college students participated, making Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy's success all the more impressive.
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Camden Band Takes Act On Road

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Camden Band Takes Act On Road CAMDEN — There’s style and there’s soul that come together when the lips of Arnetta Johnson meet the brass of her trumpet. The 17-year-old from the Cramer Hill section of Camden City has been playing since seventh grade.
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David Wish Visits Oberlin

Thursday, February 23, 2012

David Wish Visits Oberlin Mr. Wish, along with his friend and colleague Liberty DeVitto, discussed with Oberlin students, faculty and community members how to change music education through rock and roll.
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National Institute Launches Music in America at Oberlin Initiative

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The inaugural Music in America conference took place at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music on July 8 to July 10, 2011. The event brought together leading music educators, students, conservatory faculty and administrators, and national arts advocates (including author and musician James McBride ’79) to explore and discuss fundamental teaching philosophies and strategies that result in highly successful public music education programs in underserved communities.

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The Band has no Bench/Why Music Must Remain in American K-12 Education

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In fall of 2009, I enjoyed the privilege of a sabbatical from Oberlin and initiated a project with two objectives: to observe K-12 music programs across the country in order to better understand the current state of music education; and to interview artists with careers of enduring importance to gain their perspectives on music and the profession. The first of these endeavors provided insight into the transformative power of music education for children living in very different communities across the country and led to the launch of an exciting new program at Oberlin, Music in America.

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Oberlin Conservatory of Music Introduces Music in America at Oberlin/New Initiative AImed at Supporting Music Programs in Disadvantaged Public Schools

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

OBERLIN, OHIO (July 6, 2011) — Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music David H. Stull is pleased to introduce Music in America at Oberlin (MIAO), a new initiative that seeks to establish and recognize bold and successful music programs in communities throughout the United States with a specific focus on urban education. The program will also introduce nationally the broader agenda of using music to bind students to academic programs, thus creating a positive social fabric for success, achieving strong academic results, cultivating critical life skills, and increasing retention and college-bound success rates.

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