SPONSORED BY THE ELLA FITZGERALD FOUNDATION, SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE ARIN CANBOLAT, DONALD HARRISON, BOO MITCHELL, AND MARTIN SHORE
CLEVELAND, MISS. (SEPT. 20th, 2022) — GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, in partnership with Take Me to the River, will host a free professional development event for teachers on Monday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, the event will feature special guests including Berklee College of Music’s Arin Canbolat, Assistant Dean, EOSE; Partnership Compliance and Career Development, Berklee City Music; saxophonist Donald Harrison, NEA Jazz Master and Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture; Boo Mitchell, GRAMMY®-winning engineer, producer, composer, and owner of Royal Studios in Memphis; and Martin Shore, award-winning filmmaker, GRAMMY-nominated producer and director/producer of the 2014 music documentary Take Me to the River.
“As education is at the core of what we do here at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, we are so thrilled to be able to partner with Take Me to the River to provide this incredible, free professional development event for some of the most important individuals in our community—our teachers,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “We have an amazing lineup of artists and professionals who will provide our teachers in attendance with the resources they need to continue to incorporate music in the classroom.”
Participating educators will be provided with free curriculum resources for social studies, language arts and music. The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required and closes on Saturday, Oct. 1. To register for the free professional development event, please use the link here. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.