Monday, November 12, 2012

Musicians bring music to Charlotte students

The decline of arts in public education is no secret, but educators are working out interesting ways of bringing music into schools. Tuesday Charlotte-based BNR Records' artists help kick-off Career Week at Ridge Road Middle School. Eighth grade students will be treated to performances by Pradigy GT (pictured above), J Da Realest, and G-Tee featuring HumbleCreations. In addition to those performances BNR's Jermaine Spencer will talk music and marketing and another of the label's artists, Young Jules, will discuss the industry from an artist's perspective. 

Career Week at Ridge Road isn't the only interesting music education opportunity in Charlotte schools this week. Touring jazz violinist Christian Howes, who plays the Double Door Wednesday, November 14, will lead master classes and workshops with Renaissance students at Olympic High School Tuesday. The classically-trained violinist has recently received accolades and awards from "Downbeat Magazine" and the Jazz Journalists Association. The Ohio-based musician's show at The Double Door begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12.