Chicago's New Arts-Education Nonprofit Launches 'Got The Music In Me'
May 2, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
MEMA-MUSIC (Motivation, Encouragement And Music Appreciation), a new CHICAGO-based nonprofit organization, harnesses the power of music to teach children -- of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities -- the importance of academic values and civic engagement for the 21st Century.
MEMA-MUSIC's flagship program, "Got The Music In Me," which was created for the CHICAGO area's middle- and high-school students, combines the structure of a classroom environment with the creativity and entertainment of music study and performance. At the heart of this program are the socially conscious rock, pop, and soul songs from the 1960s and 1970s -- universally regarded as music that changed America.
"The popular songs of the 60s and 70s promoted visions of a more peaceful and gentle world, and we would like the kids to be able to understand how these ideas can impact their lives," explains MEMA Founder JEANNE WARSAW.
To learn more about MEMA-MUSIC, contact JEANNE WARSAW-GAZGA at (773) 447-1963, and visit their website at www.mema-music.org for more information.