The Music Project provides students with a unique opportunity to
express themselves in a positive way through a professional musical
Participants learn group dynamics (harmony), cooperation
(accompaniment) and eventually learn to express themselves by writing
their own songs and lyrics. Because the musical focus is Rhythm & Blues,
participants also learn about African American history and how the
culture shaped the music they listen to.
Typically, The Music Project offers 3-4 week sessions that culminate
in a concert of eight to ten songs performed by the participants, for their
families, teachers, peers and the community. Having participants
perform music that is the result of hard work and commitment as well as
fun with a positive message, The Music Project will provide an
atmosphere where pride and self esteem is fostered.
"We must support our children in every way we can. We must
allow our children freedom to express themselves creatively. We
must praise our children and thank them for their gift of
inspiration. We must motivate our children spiritually. We must
challenge our children to a higher level of achievement. We must
increase our children’s self-confidence and improve their overall
quality of life. So we say to our children, draw, paint, write, act,
sing, dance, think, express, and be free to dream always"
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From a divinely inspired idea, to sold out shows at the Triple Door, to a forthcoming album, PRAISE! has resulted in Bernadette Bascom’s ability to demonstrate the full arc of her tremendous talents. She produces, writes, sings, and inspires others to give thanks by encouraging them to cultivate and share their talents.As she prepares for the ultimate goal of touring PRAISE! around the nation’s top colleges and universities, it is easy to forget that at the crux of it all is just one woman’s way of saying thank you for the blessed life she has enjoyed .