by Grant Two Bulls
Calling all Northside teens!
WHO: North Minneapolis teens ages 12-19
WHAT: WCYC Music Tech Center Grand Opening
WHERE: 4350 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29th from 5-8pm
The Webber-Camden Youth Center (WCYC) will be celebrating the grand opening of the neighborhood’s first teen drop-in music and tech center from 5-8pm on Tuesday, October 29th at 4350 Fremont Avenue North. The youth center, which is free and open to all youth ages 12-19, opened this May. The WCYC is open every Tuesday and is hosted by the four-person Teen Tech Squad from North Regional Library. The tech squad will offer activities at the grand opening which introduce youth to the instruments and recording equipment available at the center.
The WCYC currently provides access to two state-of-the-art Apple computers, music software such as GarageBand and Pro Tools, electric bass and guitars, a keyboard, a piano, and other audio recording equipment. The Teen Tech Squad, along with Hopewell instructors, are around during open hours to assist teens with equipment and instruments, and the WCYC intends to add after school homework help to the resources for Northside teens in the near future. Snacks are also provided regularly, making the WCYC a productive space where youth can hang out after school, record their music, and complete homework. If you are a youth (or know one) who is interested in recording your own music, the WCYC is the perfect place to do so using professional-grade equipment.
See you at the WCYC!
Emily's principle instrument is the french horn, and she is currently a proud member of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dakota Valley Symphony. Her musical artistry allows her a detailed and personal view of music education, and she has already found creative ways to pair music and literacy within our North Minneapolis community.
One of the first projects that Emily took on at Hopewell Music was to partner with the Webber Park Library to host free community sing-alongs to popular children's movies. With two events left in the series, the project has already been a terrific success with Northside families and has raised awareness for both music education and literacy.
Looking forward, Emily is focused on another impactful project for North Minneapolis youth. Her vision is to create a youth center for neighborhood kids that offers a safe space to socialize, seek mentorship and homework help, and casually explore musical opportunities right in their own neighborhood. Emily plans to host the youth center at Hopewell Music and to include music recording and beat making equipment, harmoniously coupling technology literacy and music.
If you're interested in getting involved with Emily's efforts as Hopewell Music's Literacy VISTA, you can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a huge difference for North Minneapolis students by donating and volunteering!
Our mission is to provide access to the life changing benefits of music in a neighborhood where market rate lesson prices just aren't realistic. With your gift, we can use music as a tool to empower community, instill discipline, and inspire hope in our students.
by Shelby Joy Adams
Members of renowned Twin Cities music group, The Rose Ensemble, worked with students of Hopewell Music Cooperative - North on Monday, September 17th.
The Rose Ensemble will give a free concert tomorrow at Church of the Ascension which explores other cultural, linguistic, and religious exchanges through music.
WHO: THE ROSE ENSEMBLE
WHAT: LAND OF THREE FAITHS CONCERT - VOICES OF MEDITERRANEAN JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 7:30PM
WHERE: 1723 BRYANT AVE N | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55411
ADMISSION: FREE, NO TICKET NEEDED
After a chance encounter with a Hopewell student, Ryan Dawes of KFAI's MinneCulture came out to see our Northside music school. Listen now for the scoop!