Write music and create a music video during spring break at Bethel Woods

Disclaimer: This event is sponsored by the partners listed in the event below. It is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Monticello Central School District. Monticello Central School District is distributing this information as a public service. Any marketing materials regarding this event were reproduced by the sponsoring group(s) at no cost to the school district

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts partners with Music In Common 

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals to live creative and engaged lives. The Museum Education and Creative Programs department at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is reaching out to announce the 2019 in-school partnership opportunity with Music In Common and their JAMMS program (Journalism as Music, Multimedia and Songwriting). This is an experiential learning program aimed at youth to discover a common ground through dialogue and creative collaboration.

Participants from various local schools engage in facilitated discussion about culture, race, religion, and current events and their influence on self-perception and the perception of others. These conversations are the foundation for the group identifying and selecting a theme for their project. Together, they write and record a song and produce a video that addresses an issue important to them collectively. Each program concludes with share out performances within each school community.

Program participants gain self-confidence and strong communication and collaborative skills that help them constructively manage issues of bullying and social and cultural conflict. 

Music In Common JAMMS Facilitators are all veteran arts educators and have brought their music to young audiences across the world. To date, more than 40 JAMMS songs and videos have been written and produced throughout the U.S. and Middle East. Watch trailer 

Spring Break Program

Spring Break Week-Long Intensive (grades 9-12)– Bethel Woods will provide door to door transportation for students who are selected as well as lunches from April 15 -April 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Students  engage in facilitated discussion about culture, race, religion, and current events and their influence on self-perception and the perception of others. These conversations are the foundation for the group identifying and selecting a theme for their project. Facilitators work on vocals, instrumentals, mixing and recording as well as creating a video idea and executing a music video. See what we accomplished in the past with Liberty and Monticello students: We All Bleed Red.

·         This program will run after school in case of bad weather/cancellations

·         Saturday April 20th is a make-up day for the program and for rehearsal

For more information, or to apply, please contact education@bethelwoodscenter.org or visit BethelWoodsCenter.org.

About Music In Common 

The mission of music in common is to strengthen, empower, and connect communities through the universal language of music. Music In Common is a non-profit organization that empowers youth against hate through collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance. MIC programs bring together teens and young adults from diverse backgrounds to discover and celebrate their common ground. Since 2005, Music In Common has directly served thousands of people in more than 300 communities across the globe and across religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial sectors. In any community, their programs can transform apprehension into trust, fear into acceptance, and powerlessness into action. Working together face to face, participants expand understanding, build confidence, strengthen community, wage peace and – yes – change the world.

Brief History: To honor of his friend and band mate Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and murdered by militants in Pakistan in 2002. Fueled by a resonating belief in the power of music to connect people that backyard jam grew to become Music In Common, an international non-profit organization with innovative programs that serve as a call to action in communities around the world.  

MIC has directly served thousands of people in more than 250 communities across the US, Middle East, and Far East and operates multiple programs locally, nationally, and internationally.