For this year’s GTMD project we’re raising funds for our Youth and Adult Jazz Ensembles. We'll need to update and add to some of the instruments and equipment they use when traveling to performances all over the region. Our Youth and Adult ensembles have opened for international musicians at the Twin Cities Jazz Fest, graced the stage of the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest, performed at the Landmark Center and recently they opened for Wynton Marsalis at Orchestra Hall.
We want the ensembles looking, feeling, and playing their best when they represent Walker|West. The goal is $4,000 for instruments & equipment.
Let’s get our Jazz Ensembles gig ready together. Help us reach this goal by making your annual or monthly gift, the giving period is open now through November 17.
Special thank you to MetroNOME Brewery for giving BIG for #gtmd - read more here: walkerwest.org/metronome-brewery-gives-to-the-max-for-music-education-at-walkerwest/
MISSION: Walker|West Music Academy creates a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore, and grow, through music.
HISTORY: Founded in 1988 by Reverend Carl Walker and Grant West, Walker|West Music Academy has provided music education and enrichment for students of all ages and backgrounds.
We offer individual instruction, group instruction, ensembles, workshops and summer programs. Our teaching artists arrange individual instruction on more than 20 instruments and voice. At Walker|West, we offer trial lessons, tuition assistance and commit to any student who wishes to gather, grow and explore through music.