Music for Young People
From the beginning, MGS had been committed to music education as a consistent element of programming. Over time, the education series Music for Young People has grown to include every artist on the series in addition to other education and outreach programming. MGS now impacts 2500-3000 students throughout Guilford County annually through four different programs.
For fall of 2020, MGS is providing all education programming online, partnering with Guilford County Schools music teachers to best support their hard work of inspiring and engaging students through music.
MGS works with a select group of schools to deepen the impact on the student body by bringing artists annually. These repeat visits allow students to have access to a number of different artists over the course of their education which provides a variety of experience and the opportunity to hone their craft with the high caliber MGS artists.
Partnering Schools include:
Penn-Griffin High School
Ragsdale High School
Mendenhall Middle School
Music Academy of North Carolina
The organ studios of UNCG & UNCSA
Expanded Reach Schools
MGS is committed to bringing all the performing artists into the public schools to provide access to as many students as possible each year. MGS tailors these visits to the individual school and works closely with the music teachers to match the artists to the schools.
In an effort to create the a lasting impact on the students attending education presentations, students are provided with a voucher which allows their entire family to attend the Friday night concert free of charge.
Schools for 2019-20 include:
Page High School
Schools for 2018-19 included:
Northwest Middle School
Our Lady of Grace
Grimsley High School
Western High School
Sedgefield Elementary School
Resident Jazz Quartet
In 2017-18 MGS was delighted to receive a grant from the Women's Professional Forum Foundation during the Season of Women in Music. MGS elected to use this funding to create a resident jazz program, securing an all minority jazz quartet of graduates from the UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies program to perform for the elementary schools in Guilford County. Jazz music remains an area lacking minority participants, and MGS seeks to do our part to inspire the next generation of performers from all backgrounds.
The schools the quartet has visited include:
Oak Ridge Elementary
Eastside Park Community Center - ArtsGreensboro Partnership
Murphy Traditional Academy
Union Hill Elementary
The Salvation Army after-school program
Open Education Events
Finally, MGS’s open education events allow members of the community and home-schooled students to attend presentations as well. MGS strives to provide an open event in conjunction with each one of the concerts.