Music Education

The MusicianShip uses music to alter the life trajectory of youth, thereby creating a more vibrant, educated, empowered, and well-intentioned world.

What Do Jill Scott, AeroSmith and John Williams Have in Common?

All three of these musicians support music education and they are not alone. Most causes – from animal rights to disaster relief to homelessness – have a cadre of celebrities who champion them, but for many musicians and artists, music education is personal. We’ve highlighted eight musicians who have shown extraordinary commitment to providing music […]

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Opportunity to Give!

Now that you’ve finished your turkey and hopefully the leftovers too, it’s time for the holiday with a purpose! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all just warm ups for giving to support great causes, lending a helping hand, and gifting money to those about whom we care. If you consider The MusicianShip‘s commitment to providing music experiences for youth […]

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Arts is added to STEM K-12 Curriculum

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon presented an amendment that adds arts education to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. The amendment was unanimously passed through the now STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) caucus. This amendment effects K-12 education around the United States, recognizing that the arts are vitally important […]

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We’ve Only Just Begun…

Music For More 2015 Most people are familiar with The MusicianShip’s summer camp, but year round, we provide great programming at public schools who desperately need music education. This fall, we are teaching and mentoring 70 students in 3 schools, and we know that we still have more students to reach. Over the next 30 days, […]

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So Why Do You Teach Kids Classical Music?

Do you ever hear Top 40 music and wonder “Where’s all the jazz? Where’s the chamber music? Doesn’t anyone enjoy a good symphony these days?” Today’s youngest generations may laugh at the thought of Beethoven or Miles Davis cracking the BillBoard list, but many classicalized art forms were the standard  in previous decades. Music that formerly […]

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Jam with The MusicianShip This Saturday!!!

The MusicianShip is pleased to invite you to the Columbia Island Marina on September 19th to relax and jam with New Jersey’s Burning Red Sun. If you RSVP by September 17th, admission is free, however all proceeds will benefit  our organization’s efforts to change children’s lives with music! More Details: Columbia Island Marina (located on the Lyndon B. […]

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Our Favorite Time of Year!

In 2009, The MusicianShip was created by 3 people and founded by 5. One of our creators, Dianne Grainger, was a musician, educator, philanthropist, and so much more. Sadly for all, Dianne passed at the tender age of 24 just months after she laid the foundation for The MusicianShip’s birth. While her story is tragic, […]

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TMS Ambassador Series!

At the beginning of June, we introduced you to our Ambassador and talented musician, Matt Kirkwood. This week, we keep it going! Quintin Gulledge, affectionately known as Ferbie, has worked with top artists including Estelle, Sage the Gemini, Fifth Harmony and others. You’ll never guess how young he was when he started! In the second edition of The MusicianShip’s Ambassador Series, […]

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Changing Lives with Music

Ten years ago, I met an extremely gifted girl in the 8th grade orchestra who was repeating the 8th grade for the 3rd time. She could only read at a 4th grade reading level. During the IEP (Individualized Educational Program) meeting for this student, her teachers went over the issue of retaining a child about to turn 17 years […]

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