Testimonials

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“What an uplifting, life-giving, positive spot on channel 9 news the other night! Thank you, for the work you do with the kids, trying to make this world a better place, song by song, young person by young person. Music has the ability to get to–and move our hearts and souls. Deciphering & analyzing the lyrics that go to those notes and rhythms and developing young students’ critical thinking skills are invaluable tools you are passing along to these young people.

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Rita, Parent   

“What an uplifting, life-giving, positive spot on channel 9 news the other night! Thank you, for the work you do with the kids, trying to make this world a better place, song by song, young person by young person. Music has the ability to get to–and move our hearts and souls. Deciphering & analyzing the lyrics that go to those notes and rhythms and developing young students’ critical thinking skills are invaluable tools you are passing along to these young people. It was just SO refreshing to have a segment on television with something positive that kids are doing-and how special to see something GOOD happening in CPS. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”

“Just wanted to say, thank you SO much for such a great learning experience. You and everyone one of your colleagues really brought things like bullying and equality to life. You even gave me a thought in involving myself in a career like video editing. Sometimes you have got to involve yourself in a program to really understand the things REAL pain and hurt the world has. Nowadays I don’t laugh when they make fun of somebody, or join in when they tease somebody,

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Abu, Student   

“Just wanted to say, thank you SO much for such a great learning experience. You and everyone one of your colleagues really brought things like bullying and equality to life. You even gave me a thought in involving myself in a career like video editing. Sometimes you have got to involve yourself in a program to really understand the things REAL pain and hurt the world has. Nowadays I don’t laugh when they make fun of somebody, or join in when they tease somebody, instead I tell them to stand up for themselves and to fight back because no one deserves this. If this was 3 months ago, I would nod my head and only PRETEND to be interested but not now and not never will I do that.”

“Being able to learn about the past through music, through social interaction with their peers, allows students to connect to one another. It allows them to learn about their past so that when they see things in contemporary society, they’re able to make these connections and think a little more critically about their surroundings, because of lot of these students don’t really get outside of their community and national and current events aren’t really something students are asked to engage in.

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Kim Steffen, Assistant Professor/Communications Department, Truman College   

“Being able to learn about the past through music, through social interaction with their peers, allows students to connect to one another. It allows them to learn about their past so that when they see things in contemporary society, they’re able to make these connections and think a little more critically about their surroundings, because of lot of these students don’t really get outside of their community and national and current events aren’t really something students are asked to engage in. One of the great things about the MeMA-Music program is that it’s incorporating all the arts but in a more academic setting. We’re testing our students in the sciences, math and English, and this program creates a great bridge for the social sciences and the English courses, but yet it gets students interested in the curriculum, especially students who don’t have an opportunity to take art classes at their school and it also helps them in their academic classes. So I don’t think this is your typical art program.”

“MeMA’s program greatly enhanced our unit on the Vietnam and Civil Rights era. Most projects in schools today still use the basic written form of communication. My students’ utilized music, art and computer technology, which more effectively conveyed their ideas to others."

“I’d like to congratulate you on a job well done with MeMA-Music and the student showcase. I was moved and fascinated by the broad diversity of topics and approaches. There was some really stunning work, and each piece illustrated how the kids engaged with the material creatively and from their unique perspectives. The kids must be so proud, and will likely never forget what they learned, both through their own work, and from the other kids’ work. I learned so much as an audience member.

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Gwenan, Parent   

“I’d like to congratulate you on a job well done with MeMA-Music and the student showcase. I was moved and fascinated by the broad diversity of topics and approaches. There was some really stunning work, and each piece illustrated how the kids engaged with the material creatively and from their unique perspectives. The kids must be so proud, and will likely never forget what they learned, both through their own work, and from the other kids’ work. I learned so much as an audience member. I am inspired! Thank you for bringing this excellent program to our kids. History comes alive and becomes relevant and participatory, instead of something interpreted only by “experts” and merely received. With luck, the kids will carry the seed of recognition that we are all agents of history.”

“In 2013, I was fortunate enough to attend the first MeMA-Music student showcase. At the time I was impressed by how well the program was designed, and how easily the students responded. It’s 2015 and I just returned from watching the 3rd MeMA-Music student showcase and I’m positively blown away. The program just keeps getting better! As last time, the students’ projects were amazing. But now, the breadth of topics addressed, the varied formats used, the honesty, the creativity—nothing short of remarkable.

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Lisa, Parent   

“In 2013, I was fortunate enough to attend the first MeMA-Music student showcase. At the time I was impressed by how well the program was designed, and how easily the students responded. It’s 2015 and I just returned from watching the 3rd MeMA-Music student showcase and I’m positively blown away. The program just keeps getting better! As last time, the students’ projects were amazing. But now, the breadth of topics addressed, the varied formats used, the honesty, the creativity—nothing short of remarkable. I’m so impressed by how well the curriculum helps students experience– not just learn– history, how it fosters critical thinking and analysis, respects their individuality, and encourages creative expression. I still remember many of those presentations from 2013 and I am certain that many of today’s presentations will stick with me in years to come.”

“What a thrill it was to observe, through this program, students with diverse learning needs encouraged to learn through music, and enthusiastic throughout the process. I loved hearing the students sing lyrics to songs that were popular decades before they were born, and understand why those songs are relevant today!”

Testimonials February 15, 2016

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