April 2017

In the classroom: discovering your voice

the_title

by Marcus King My name is Marcus King. This is my first year with Memphis Music Initiative and I highlight this as one the best years I’ve spent as a teacher. This is due to the wonderful students I get to teach and mentor at Cordova High School and Southwind High School in Memphis. The […]

Read More »

Bringing youth voice to the table

the_title

by Dana Wilson When I sit down with members of the Memphis community and discuss the great work our Bridge Builders youth are doing, I always get the same question: “How do you find so many confident, smart and thoughtful young people?” My answer is always the same: “They’re everywhere.” Memphis has a huge youth […]

Read More »

A global movement to change lives through music

the_title

by Eric Booth The beautiful work of MMI (that I praise loudly just about everywhere I go) contributes to a larger field.  This larger field is called by many names—such as creative youth development and arts for change, and social practice arts—but all share the same mission: to provide new life opportunities through highly engaging […]

Read More »