We chose them because they have decades of experience with music and how the business works. The way that this fits both of our interests is that we are both musicians that wish to grow in the industry and eventually make a living from doing what we love. So, for us to put on our own show and be able to self-manage (being the producer, event coordinator, and performers) is an opportunity to show that we are ready to start our careers in music as we go on to college. We both have experience in performing but neither of us has ever really held our own show.
Sources: “Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 Feb. 2017. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The reason why we have this article is because this is where we are having the event for our capstone. I have been going to the Clef Club of Jazz for 5 years. I know the artistic director and my mother works as a secretary on saturday. I go to the Clef Club every saturday for band. I have taught students that go there as well. “Young Musicians Flourish in Philadelphia.” NPR. NPR, 19 Dec. 2007. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The reason why we picked this article because both of us being artists in Philadelphia we both can be inspired by this young girl. People in Philadelphia do not really value youth artest that wish to become musical really unless it is classical which is really bias to me. Muse, Queen. “Silencing the Music at Philly Schools.” NBC 10 Philadelphia. NBC 10 Philadelphia, 02 Apr. 2017. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The reason why we chose this article is because it can relate to us because we are in the Philadelphia school system and we are in our last year of high school. As of this moment we do not have music in or school for the past four years I have tried to put a music program in my school. We feel like music is an outlet that everyone should be exposed to and this event that we are having for our capstone is for this. To make people aware that really don’t have music in our schools. “The Benefits of Music Education.” PBS. Public Broadcasting Service, 25 May 2012. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The way that this article relates to what we are doing is because we have music in our lives and we are very smart. It’s like we have untouched mental abilities that people don’t play instruments really know about. The effect that music has on the brain is really good. So to have this event we will be talking about how the effects of music can help people mentally become more intellectual. For us, our job is to make sure that everyone is aware of the positive effects that music has for people. “How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain.” How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain | CommonHealth. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The way that is article relates to my capstone project is that there is a study that shows how music can help the development in young people because there are this in the brain that musicians develop rather than those who do not play an instrument. The overall goal for us is to stress how important music is in everyone’s life. “Schools are starving for arts education.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2017. The way that this article relates to my capstone project is that it helps explain that schools are not really providing the right tools that students need to express themselves in the arts. Stressing the arts would help the school district of Philadelphia make a good and smart decision to put the arts back into most schools.