We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are! These have been an exciting few weeks! First, we want to congratulate Greg Megginson, a recent graduate of the program who we were able to hire as a part-time educator. Greg is an incredibly talented artist and has stepped up in big ways to mentor our younger students. He is excelling at pushing them to improve their skills! We are thrilled to have Greg part of the team!
Through a partnership with the City of Baltimore, Believe in Music is now a YouthWorks work site. As a YouthWorks partner, we provide job opportunities to our youth as they learn how to succeed through various music industry professions. This initiative has allowed us to incorporate management and financial literacy to our curriculum. Our summer program is modeled after Melanin Records with youth employed as rappers and singers, producers, managers, and PR agents. Melanin Records will be releasing an EP at the end of the summer, complete with the songs recorded during the five-week YouthWorks session.
You can keep up with Melanin Records through their new blog here
Greg teaching his first songwriting workshop.
All computers are outfitted with Ableton Live so several students can mix and master several songs simultaneously and share them online immediately.
Through the generosity of Shoe City and a few other community partners, our recording studio is complete with state-of-the-art equipment!
Board member and Union Craft Brewing, Co. owner Jon Zerivitz visits the studio to see what Aniyja's group is working on.
First recording session
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