MMI Works

MMI Works Externship: building global citizens

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by Amber Hamilton In June 2017, I had the privilege of accompanying four MMI Works students on an externship to Ireland. The students, who earned the externship by participating in our summer program last year and applying through a competitive application process, were able to experience a curated trip packed with meaningful experiences. The students […]

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MMI Works externship: our stories

by Aliciah D. My first trip out the country can be considered one of the most noteworthy chapters of my life. The country the I got to explore was none other than Ireland, a place known for particular beverages and plants with four petals.  I have traveled out of the country of my origin to […]

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MMI Youth Voices: Khamyl B.

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I have attended schools with many students who each year had the opportunity to travel overseas, whether to visit family and friends, or their families were just going on a vacation. I have always wished that I could visit other places and countries. Now with an opportunity with MMI Works I will finally get the chance to […]

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Student interns plan Soulsville USA Festival

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This fall, with funding support from MMI, Memphis Slim House programming and marketing director and Music Engagement Teaching Fellow Tonya Dyson launched an internship program around the production of the Soulsville USA Festival. This month we asked two of the interns to write about their experience planning and executing a large community festival over the […]

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Nakia P. – Levitt Shell Apprentice

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My time with the Levitt Shell was an influential and also very educational experience for me. From the moment I was selected to participate in the apprenticeship, I knew that I was going to gain a lot of knowledge from working there for the summer. I have always loved watching the concerts, so being able […]

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Alaker C. – MMI Works intern

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The MMI Works experience for me was amazing. The people I’ve met at MMI and Levitt Shell are very nice and I would recommend anyone and everyone to do this program because I would do it again. When I was put in my organization, I was so excited because all of those things were me: […]

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Jawan W. – MMI Works Intern

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My experience being in the MMI program has allowed me to meet different students around Memphis. Being in the program has introduced me to students who have unique talents, students who are not afraid to be themselves and students who are confident. The program brought us all together to show people that music is a […]

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JaShun M. – MMI Works Intern

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My experience working for Streets Music Factory this past summer was definitely one that I will both remember and cherish for years to come. My knowledgeable supervisor Rufus Smith bestowed onto me several things that have opened my eyes and allowed my musical intellect to grow and prosper. I learned how to put together an […]

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Jalen E. – MMI Works Intern

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My time in the summer internship was very enlightening. It was something I really went into blind and I didn’t know what to expect. I remember the first day and the first time I was let known that I was accepted and I was a part of the group. I’m usually a very outspoken and […]

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