Pete Seeger, Newport Folk Festival® 1966
2013 Educational Initiatives
- Saturday, May 4th
Pathways to Jazz - High School Jazz Master class
Presented in association with Salve Regina University
With guest Master teacher Anat Cohen and Rhode Island musicians and educators:
Mac Chrupcala (piano), Mike Renzi (piano), Joe Parillo (piano), Alan Bernstein (bass), Mike Coffey (drums), Gene Rosati (guitar) and Artie Montanaro (trumpet).
Newport Festivals Foundation has renewed its support of the music program at the Boys and Girls Club at Newport County. One of the most popular after-school activities at the BGC, students can work individually with teachers or join an African drumming class. BGC children also attend the Newport Folk Festival® and enjoy workshops with festival artists.
Thursday, August 1st
FREE Family Concert at Fort Adams State Park, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Grab your kids (recommended for all ages, but particularly for ages 1-10)
and come hear some jazz and some folk with Jazz Kids! With Amy Cervini
and Sleepy Man Banjo Boys. Held inside Fort Adams at the Quad Stage.
Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. is proud to present at the Newport Jazz Festival® - two New England high school big bands and two college ensembles, giving students the opportunity to perform on one of the most important stages in jazz.
Saturday, August 3rd
Check out the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Senior All-State Jazz Band at the Harbor Stage – the best high school students from all over Rhode Island.
The Ali Amr Experiment from the Berklee College of Music will open the Fort Stage.
Sunday, August 4th
Come back on Sunday to listen to the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) 2013 All-State Jazz Band – the best high school students from all over Massachusetts.
The University of Rhode Island Jazz Ensemble with students chosen just for this performance will open the Fort Stage.
Previous Educational Initiatives
Trumpeter Jon Faddis conducts master class for high school musicians at Salve Regina University
World-renowned trumpeter, composer, conductor and educator Jon Faddis - who was declared as "the best ever" by the legendary John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie - conducted a master class and workshop for high school students on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Salve Regina University.
- Natixis Global Asset Management and Newport Jazz Festival Kicked Off 2012 Performance with Three-Year Sponsorship and Scholarship Program
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) and Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. today announced a new three-year sponsorship agreement that highlights aspiring young jazz performers. In addition to this year's line-up of world-class artists, the 2012 Jazz Festival will feature The Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Jazz Band, an all-star, all-state band of high school jazz musicians from Rhode Island who will be the opening performance on Saturday, August 4. This concert season, the agreement includes a $5,000 NGAM scholarship for a selected student musician from the band.
- Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. ™ Announces First Youth Education Initiative
The funding, primarily raised through the Backyard Barbecue at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival®, will enable the Boys & Girls Clubs to purchase new musical instruments and music recording tools/software; hire a professional music teacher to lead programs during its school-year afterschool programs; and introduce a new music program at its summer day camp, Camp Grosvenor. This collaboration will provide the Club the opportunity to continue its educational program with the Common Fence Music Production group, including offering a six-week African Drumming Workshop led by musician/percussionist LeRoy White. Additionally, the Club can offer new music programs for its Tot-Spot toddler/preschoolers, as well as expand its Digital Beats program for its Teen Center participants as a result of this support.