November 2018

Request for Proposals: Art for the MMI Fire House

Request for Proposals  Memphis Music Initiative is seeking to purchase original artwork rooted in the imagery of Memphis, evoking a spirit of artistry and inspiring the future of art in Memphis. In line with our mission to engage black and brown youth through quality music instruction, funds have been earmarked to enhance the MMI offices […]

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Your gifts will make room for you

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by Roniece N. Gilkey My aunt encouraged me to be a teacher when I was in college. She told me if I planned to have a family I would have the same schedule as my children and have the summers off with them. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and I was a […]

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MMI Works: Amiya R.

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by Amiya R. Over the course of this summer I was given the opportunity to participate in the Memphis Music Initiative summer internship program, and I can honestly say it has been the most memorable two months ever. I would’ve never thought I could have as much fun with a group of people as I […]

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MMI Works at The Consortium MMT

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by Renisha Mayes When the Talent Development Complex signed on to host MMI Works interns for the first time this summer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew these would be students right out of high school, and the work that we do with artists here isn’t something that can be trial and error. […]

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MMI Works 2018: Kylen A.

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by Kylen A. During my summer interning for The Consortium MMT, I learned a lot about the music industry. Through learning everything from how copyrights work to how to mix my own tracks, I gained confidence in the process of chasing my dream. While working at the Consortium MMT, I was able to not just […]

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MMI Works 2018: Jazmin B.

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by Jazmin B. This summer I had the opportunity to take part in the internship and professional development meetings that Memphis Music Initiative provided for me and many other students through MMI Works. Although this was a way to get job experience for the first time, it wasn’t the only thing I was able to […]

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MMI Works 2018: Marcus C.

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by Marcus C.  This summer was very extraordinary. I got to work at The Levitt Shell located by the Memphis Zoo. My experience working at there was extravagant because I got to work around many famous stars that travel all around the world performing different genres of music. My job was a videographer. I had […]

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MMI Works 2018: Angel W.

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by Angel W.  This summer I worked at The Consortium MMT in the Talent Development Complex. At the TDC I worked as the Social Media Assistant. I learned a lot about the music business while working there. I want to thank Memphis Music Initiative for giving me the opportunity to work for a non-profit organization […]

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MMI Works 2018: Aliyah W.

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by Aliyah W. During the 2017-18 school year, the Memphis Music Initiative team taught us about branding and marketing ourselves. With this in mind I had steps I was able to consciously follow when it was time to take quality photos and videos of my work. I was more willing to create more content to […]

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