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Face the Music

Using roots music to confront racism​​

Deepen your knowledge of American musical history alongside new friends and collaborators!

Face the Music program for grown folks

American music contains powerful lessons for understanding and addressing systemic oppression in our country. Focusing on the stories of marginalized musicians, each week of this class explores the lessons of a different artist and their music.

Participants take part in guided discussions designed to recognize bias in one’s community and society, as well as effective strategies for confronting issues of race and social justice in personal and professional life.

Participants deepen their knowledge of American musical history alongside new friends and collaborators. This class provides tools to create a more just and compassionate society, and resources to help you continue the work.

ma rainey black American musician dancings
eddie south playing violin

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Layers of Heritage

Interwoven with music lessons students learn new ways to understand themselves as people of culture.

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violin in red wood texture circle

Professional Development

Self-awareness programs for teachers and facilitators.

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violin in red wood texture circle

Unbroken Circle

Students of any level of experience will learn or deepen foundational musical skills in a relaxed setting.