Walker|West Newsletter: September 2023
Homies in Harmony with Auntie Jayanthi
Auntie Jayanthi introduces musical concepts and early sound exploration drawing from African American cultural experience, vital artists, and familiar folk music. Early music learners will explore various instruments, sing, and play in a nurturing environment.
This early childhood program is a way to make musical memories with your little one from the very beginning of their life! Join us to learn about our peaceful instincts, self esteem, empathy, history and responsibility.
When: 5 and 8 week sessions starting September 29th or 30th
Who: Children ages 0 – 6 and their caregivers
Where: 760 Selby Avenue
Make Music Rooted in Jazz, Blues, Pop and Hip-Hop
Experience Jazz is a genre-bridging music ensemble program for instrumentalists, vocalists, rappers, DJs and other aspiring musical artists. A partnership with High School for Recording Arts, this innovative program is an incubator for middle and high school musicians to learn, play and compose new music together in the studio.
When: October 7 – January 20, Saturday Mornings 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Who: Youth Musicians of all backgrounds, grades 7-12. No prior jazz experience required.
Where: High School of Recording Arts
Rondo Community Music Series
Our first event for 2023/2024 RCMS happening September 30th! New this year, we will have panel discussions via Zoom starting September 27th. Check out more details on this year’s artists and the full lineup. Learn more
Explore Beat-Making and Mixing
Learn to make music the modern way through Walker|West’s Digital Music Production Program (DMP). DMP is designed to introduce young students to a whole new world of musical possibilities, through new cutting-edge musical technology. Enrolling now!
When: Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Who: Students Ages 13 – 21 for both beginners and advanced
Where: In-person at 760 Selby Avenue
Keepin’ On looks at the journey of aging through the power of music. Music helps us experience the world through creativity, by soothing our souls, uplifting our spirits and connecting us with our cultural roots. Listen to the podcast
Hosted by Vanne Owens Hayes, presented by Walker|West.
Lesson and Ensemble Registration Open
Individual Music Lessons (K – Adult)
Fall semester happening now through January 27, 2024. Register
Jazz Ensembles (13 – Adult)
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, we have an ensemble that will challenge you and help you grow as a musician. Students rehearse in 1-hour weekly sessions. Join us for youth ensembles Monday or Tuesdays, and adult ensembles on Wednesdays. Learn more
Walker West News and Events
Starting in Fall 2023, Walker West Music Academy will partner with Ujamaa Place by serving Ujamaa men through WWMA’s Digital Music Production program. Read the blog
Amazing Grace Chorus
The Amazing Grace Chorus was featured on a CNN segment “Champions for Change”. Stay tuned for updates on AGC’s webpage about the upcoming watch party, more details coming soon.