Core to our “Innovation Spaces” strategy is both bringing quality programs to communities and identifying, elevating, and growing existing music programs and activities that are already happening in those communities. Through both approaches we want to ensure that each of Memphis’ many communities have places where youth can jam with local musicians, learn, play, and hear music, and contribute to (and benefit from) the city’s important musical and cultural legacy. We’re bringing music instruction into neighborhoods, community centers and churches to remove barriers to participation for Memphis youth and to ensure that the city’s cultural products remain true to its communities.

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