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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From Buckets to Beethoven, More than 200 Paterson Students Show Off Musical Skills | Education - TAPinto.net

"The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members" notes Steve Lenox, Editor.
 

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With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 15, School 26, and the Norman S. Weir Elementary School playing, the Paterson Music Project’s Spring 2018 Concert performances highlighted the talents that have been developed through the program that “uses music as a vehicle for social change.”

“When students study music seriously, it can open all kinds of doors such as performance, travel, and scholarship opportunities,” the program’s director, Elizabeth Moulthrop, told TAPinto Paterson. With opportunities to learn instruments ranging from clarinet and flute, to viola and cello, as well as how to use their voices and play a number of percussion instruments, from professional “teaching artists,” the students, Moulthrop continued, “develop life skills such as focus, perseverance, discipline, confidence, teamwork, and leadership.”

Paterson Board of Education Commissioner Vince Arrington, whose daughter was among the performers, expressed his appreciation for the fact that the Paterson Music Project has “no agenda.”

“They are sincerely here for our kids.”
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Source: TAPinto.net 


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