MEANYC Members in the Spotlight
The Peace Train 2016 Tour Across America:
Putting the "United" back in the USA
In these challenges times of divisive rhetoric and racial strife in the USA, thousands are joining together in July 2016 to sing about their shared values and their hopes for social justice. This American tour is modeled on The Peace Train's highly successful projects for Nelson Mandela in South Africa. (To learn more, watch the trailer of the award-winning film made about The Peace Train: whenvoicesmeet.com )
The USA tour featured a diverse group of 140 youth & adult singers from all across America, backed up by the Grammy-nominated band of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train (SharonKatz.com). Additional singers of all ages joined the performances when The Peace Train arrived in each city.
See where the Peace Train traveled!
Congratulations to MEANYC's Pat Glunt for being named NY1's NYer of the Week for March 14, 2015.
The latest New Yorker of the Week is stringing together a group of local musicians who are striking a chord with her Queens community. NY1's John Schiumo filed the following report. Click image to view video and read article.
Congratulations to MEANYC's Pat Glunt is being honored by the Honorable Melinda Katz, President of the Borough of Queens at this year's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month Celebration on June 25, 2014 for the work she has done with the Jackson Heights Orchestra.
Does Music Make our Kids Smarter?
Avigayil Perry writes in the February 2014 issue of Health & Living Magazine about the benefits of the Music and the Brain program and MEANYC members Lisha Lercari and Sharon Golub.
When pianist Penny Prince starting teaching music at Public School 37 years ago, she wrote original music for up to nine shows a year, for which her students wrote the scripts.
“I loved my job at that school,” she said. “I left because of testing, scoring. The principals were afraid to devote time to anything else. Music became time to send the kids away, versus being about creativity. We were down to two plays a year.”