SOUNDCHECK: A Social Justice Music Project (2017-2018)
Thanks for visiting. The application window closed on September 18.
Successful applicants will be invited to audition for final placement in the band. Rehearsals will start in mid-late October.
Thanks to support from the Rowland Foundation and The Bay + Paul Foundations, I am starting a band of Vermont high school musicians, singers, rappers & poets to fight for social justice. This select group of students will work with music educators, prominent singer-songwriters and anti-racist educators to develop original material that tackles racism, injustice and hate. The band will regularly perform and facilitate workshops at VT schools using art and music as a catalyst to spark dialogue, action and awareness.
There are 10 spaces available. If you know a high school musician and/or poet who cares deeply about social justice please let them know! Students can apply to be a part of the project here.
Curriculum for this project meets VT Social Studies, ELA and Arts standards. Students can elect to earn Social Studies, ELA and Music proficiency.
SOUNDCHECK: OUR TIME (2016)
In 2016, I worked with Up For Learning to produce the Our Time music video featuring over 100 Vermont student singers and musicians. Charged with the mission of amplifying student voice through songwriting + film, the music video was created to help shepherd in a new era of teaching and learning. Since it's release in May of 2016, The video has been used as a powerful messaging tool in both Vermont and across the globe about the urgent need for student voice and agency in schools.