Education

Free in-school Silverbook workshops and performances

Sun, 03/18/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
ArtsNOLA, in partnership with the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music will host a cultural education workshop and performance in spring 2018 at two schools in the following zip codes: 70117, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70032, and 70122. The theme of the workshops and performanc... Read more

Free audio engineering workshops open to teens

Tue, 02/20/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications are open now for two new instructional workshops in music production for teenagers presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. One workshop will teach the fundamentals of audio engineering in a recording studio environment. The other will teach the... Read more

Danny Barker: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 01/10/18
Danny Barker is one of the great icons of New Orleans. He was a guitarist and banjoist, historian, composer, bandleader, sideman, teacher, mentor, and much more. There's so much to say about Danny Barker that it's easy to forget his actual music... Read more

Class Got Brass competition application deadline Feb. 16

Mon, 01/15/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2018 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 4. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands. There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced categ... Read more

Yvonne Busch: WWOZ New Orleans Tricentennial Music Moment

Thu, 01/04/18
Yvonne Busch was one of the most important and influential New Orleans musicians, even though she was never a household name. A child prodigy and performer, she made a choice to change direction and teach in public schools -- and changed the lives of thousands. Read more

'Class Got Brass' Applications & Photo Exhibit

Mon, 01/30/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2017 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 19, 2017. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands. There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced... Read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Isaac Greggs

Thu, 05/01/14
Dr. Isaac Greggs, who served as Southern University's Director of Bands for 36 years, passed away on April 28, 2014, aged 85. Over his long career, he was a huge influence on scores of important New Orleans musicians. A viewing and memorial service was held Friday, May 2, and ... Read more

Music Education in New Orleans

Thu, 06/20/13
WWOZ is concerned about the state of music education in New Orleans. We are pursuing several initiatives in this regard, including an online survey to find out what's going on with music education around town, a recent community forum, and our Cuttin' Class series, which highl... Read more

Rebirth of Clark, Part 2

Tue, 01/08/13
Authored by Zachary Young
In 2011, we reported to you from Joseph S. Clark High School in the Treme, which was in the process of shifting management to the Firstline Schools charter group. We returned a year later to check in and see how Clark - known for its musical alumni - is doing. Read more

Rebirth of Clark, part 2

Mon, 11/26/12
Authored by Zachary Young
Last year we reported to you from Joseph S. Clark High School in the Treme, which was in the process of shifting management to the Firstline Schools charter group. We returned a year later to check in see how Clark - known for its musical alumni - is doing. Read more

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