Education

Heritage School of Music auditions open for 2020-21

Sat, 08/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Heritage School of Music! Students ages 8-17 with at least one year of experience on their instrument are invited to audition. To learn more about the Heritage School of Music, click here. This fall, all Heritage School of Music a... Read more

Interview: Wilbert Rawlins

Wed, 08/12/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to talk about how he got into teaching, the benefits of music education, the perks that come with being in a successful brass band, an... Read more

"Class Got Brass" applications open now

Sun, 02/09/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is accepting applications for the 8th annual "Class Got Brass" competition, a contest for Louisiana high schools and middle school brass bands. At stake are more than $40,000 worth of instruments for the participating schools’ musi... Read more

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

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