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International Gospel Artist Donald Lawrence Leads Statewide Choir in Concert
Community Concert Set for October 13 at Baltimore’s
New Psalmist Baptist Church
BALTIMORE (October 3, 2018) – The Fine Arts Office at the Maryland State Department of Education and partners will present a special two-day professional development training for Maryland music educators and community musicians next week, which will culminate in a community concert titled Donald Lawrence: In Concert on Saturday, October 13.
WHO: Maryland State Department of Education- Office of Fine Arts
Maryland State Arts Council
Alumni of Maryland Schools Arts Programs
Maryland Music Educators Association
Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
WHAT: The Maryland State Department of Education - Office of Fine Arts and partners will present
Donald Lawrence: In Concert, a two-hour musical celebration with all proceeds benefiting the 2019 Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival.
The concert culminates a statewide Choral Workshop for Maryland’s music educators and community musicians that will be led by Stellar- award winning, international gospel artist, Donald Lawrence. The workshop aims to authentically build skills and techniques for Maryland music educators to explore music from the American gospel canon and to strengthen linkages between music classrooms and music making in the community.
The workshop is part of the new Maryland Masterclass Series, a professional development program from the Office of Fine Arts for music, visual arts, dance, theatre, and media arts educators statewide. The series brings world-class Master Artists to Maryland for curated professional development sessions that center experiential learning through creating and connecting.
ASL Interpreters will be available for the concert. For more information and to purchase tickets visit MDmasterclass.org
WHEN: 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
WHERE: New Psalmist Baptist Church
6020 Marian Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Planning Committee Members
Monique Cox, Young Audiences Maryland/Arts for Learning
Kayenecha Daugherty, Creative Nomads
Karen Frison, Kent County Public Schools
Leon Frison, Kent County Public Schools
Ryan Gholson, Baltimore City Public Schools
Tamba Giles, New Psalmist Baptist Church and Carroll County Public Schools
Jennifer Kauffman, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland Music Educators Association
Rodney Lee, Dorchester County Public Schools
Thomas Pierre, Prince George’s County Public Schools
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