VocalEssence WITNESS School Program

The VocalEssence WITNESS School Program is an exciting opportunity for Minnesota students and teachers to learn more about the contributions African Americans have made, and are making, to the fine arts.

In 2018-2019, VocalEssence WITNESS will share stories of empowerment from the most well-known sojourner Harriet Tubman, to business icon Madame CJ Walker, educator extraordinaire, Mary McLeod Bethune, and under-celebrated persons in the Civil Rights Movement, like Ruby Bridges and Claudette Colvin. The theme will highlight trailblazing women living today in our own communities, including former Minneapolis mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Minneapolis City Council member Andrea Jenkins, and Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar. The Spelman College Glee Club will join the VocalEssence Chorus and VocalEssence Singers of this Age in this electrifying program which encourages entrepreneurship, highlights the importance of education, and advocates for the pursuit of equality for all.

The Young People’s Concerts will feature the Spelman College Glee Club, performing alongside the VocalEssence Chorus, VocalEssence SOTA, as well as VocalEssence Teaching Artists and other special guests.

Each partner school is able to take advantage of three program components that provide an enriching integrative experience for both students and teachers:

Artist Workshops
Young People’s Concerts
Teacher Resources

For more information about the school program, contact VocalEssence Education Manager Robert Graham at robert@vocalessence.org, or 612-547-1458. To sign up as a VocalEssence WITNESS Partner School, click the link below and follow the instructions to reserve your school’s spot in the program.