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.

Resident Jazz Quartet pianist Julia WhalenDuring this challenging time, MGS has created the Performances in Your Home series to bring our musicians into your homes to talk about and perform their instruments for you! 

Our first performance is Resident Jazz Quartet pianist Julia Whalen. 

Click Here to see Julia's Performance in Your Home!


Will Ledbetter - Resident Jazz Quartet bassist
Ou​​​​​r ​second performance is Resident Jazz Quartet bassist Will Ledbetter.

Click Here to see Will's Performance in Your Home!




Edie Johnson, organ

Our third performance is organist Edie Johnson.

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Ariel Kopelove, Jazz Saxophone

Our fourth performance is Resident Jazz Quartet saxophonist Ariel Kopelove.

Click here to see Ariel's Performance in your home!




Xavier Ware - Resident Jazz Quartet Drummer
Our fifth performance is Resident Jazz Quartet drummer Xavier Ware.

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ZOFO Piano Duet
Our sixth performance is ZOFO Piano Duet.

Click here to see ZOFO's Performance in Your Home!


Our final performance is the MGS Resident Jazz Quartet performing together.

Click here to see the Ariel Kopelove Jazz Quartet's Performance in Your Home!

Roll over the buttons on the map below to see the schools MGS has visited!  You can also click for more information about each artist presentation.

Partnering Schools

Kevin McDonald at Weaver AcademyMGS 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:  
Weaver Academy
Penn-Griffin High School
Ragsdale High School
Mendenhall Middle School
Lincoln Academy
Music Academy of North Carolina
The organ studios of UNCG & UNCSA

Support of 2019-20 MGS education programming is made possible in part by Dr. Judie Davie Wright and the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.

Expanded Reach Schools

Richard Valitutto - Sedgefield ElementaryMGS 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:
Guilford College
Page High School

Schools for 2018-19 included:  
Northwest Middle School
Our Lady of Grace
Grimsley High School
Western High School
Sedgefield Elementary School

Support of 2019-20 MGS education programming is made possible in part by Dr. Judie Davie Wright and the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.

Resident Jazz Quartet

Resident Jazz - Falkener ElementaryIn 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.

This season, through generous funding from Truliant Credit Union, the quartet will visit 12 elementary schools with the ultimate goal of reaching all 4th and 5th grade students.  The schools the quartet has visited include:

Sumner Elementary
Oak Ridge Elementary
Guilford Elementary
Eastside Park Community Center - ArtsGreensboro Partnership
McNair Elementary
Gibsonville Elementary
Alderman Elementary
Peck Elementary
Cone Elementary
Florence Elementary
Southern Elementary
Alamance Elementary
Shadybrook Elementary
Hunter Elementary
Falkener Elementary 
Bessemer Elementary
Lindley Elementary
Morehead Elementary
Sedgefield Elementary
Murphy Traditional Academy
Foust Elementary
Union Hill Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Archer Elementary
The Salvation Army after-school program

Support of the Resident Jazz Quartet 2019-20 education programming is made possible in part by:

Truliant Credit Union    



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.  To sign up to attend the next education event, click here or call 336-638-7624.