Carolyn Montgomery and the ASA have just launched a YouTube channel that serves as a music education supplement for NYC’s public school students, especially those with no music programming in their school curriculum (about one third of all NYC public schools).
The ASA would like to see this program and channel reach across the nation. PLEASE click on the link below and SUBSCRIBE. It’s free, it’s quick, and it’s going to get them a custom URL (they only need 125 subscribers for that) which will make them easier to find.
Carolyn Montgomery is the Director of Education and Outreach for the American Songbook Association, which seeks to keep our American musical legacies (Jazz, Musical Theater and Classic Standards) alive in the hearts and minds of young people across the country.
Since COVID-19 has kept them from bringing music programming physically into schools, they are creating musical content to virtually bring into students’ homes! Our kickoff week features 5 stellar performers from our 2018 ASA Gala celebrating the Black American Songbook. It’s important that our nation’s youth see people of color represented in their musical programming, especially because black Americans have contributed so much to the talent pool and repertoire. The more we get the word out, the more this music will carry on and thrive. Here’s the link!