MMI News

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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Return on investment

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by Kiesha Davis I’ve been pondering over a challenge posed by Susan Taylor Batten during the opening plenary of this past ABFE Annual Conference – The Fierce Urgency of Now, held here in Memphis a few weeks ago. When detailing the themes for the conference, she made reference to “investing in the leadership versus the labor […]

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We’re hiring: Director, Development

Job Title: Director, Development Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee   MMI Overview: Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered–Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: 1) […]

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We’re hiring: Director, In-Schools Programs

Job Title: Director, In-Schools Programs Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee   MMI Overview: Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered–Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: […]

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We’re hiring!

Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered–Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: 1) sustain existing in-school music education and expand instruction through partnerships with […]

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Leveling the playing field

“Talented students in low-income areas needed more opportunities to attend concerts, take private or semi-private lessons, and go to summer music camps. During this year’s auditions for All West Honor Orchestra, I saw three teachers from low-income schools – who each have Music Engagement Teaching Fellows – truly excited to see that we had some […]

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We’re hiring!

MMI is hiring! We are seeking candidates for two positions (click the title to view job description and details): Director of Finance and Operations Program Coordinator for MMI Works Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to either programcoordinator@memphisismusic.org or financedirector@memphisismusic.org. Applications can also be submitted by mail to 477 S Main […]

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Music Engagement Teaching Fellowship: 2017 information sessions

Musicians: this isn’t your average gig. MMI is seeking new applicants for our Music Engagement Teaching Fellowship, which places musicians in classrooms throughout our city to provide high quality music engagement opportunities for young people. (Pssst: that’s the formal definition. Check out the video to understand what it’s really all about.) To apply for the […]

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