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SoundExchange Charitable Event Benefits DC’s Historic Duke Ellington School of the Arts

GRAMMY®-nominated Recording Artist Jidenna Performs at SoundExchange’s Summer Music Celebration WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In what is becoming a Washington-area rite of summer, SoundExchange’s Summer Music Celebration, a charitable event benefiting the local public arts magnet school Duke Ellington School of…

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Instrumental Music Faculty A Quarterfinalist for the 2018 Music Educator Award

Quarterfinalists for the 2018 Music Educator Award announced A total of 197 music teachers from 187 cities across the U.S. are quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.  The Music Educator Award was established…

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Thelonious Monk Jazz Informance: A Lesson in Democracy

  The conception of a perfect democracy drove the recent musical performance by students when their peers from nine District of Columbia schools, parents, educators, and ED employees gathered at U.S. Department of Education (ED) headquarters to hear jazz –…

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Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Builds Relationships With Ellington Through Year Long Visits and Scholarships

Arts school is where Wizards’ most colorful character can truly express himself Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre listens intently to a song written by senior Tyrese Rowe, as the student plays it on his phone and sings along, during a visit to…

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Ellington Faculty Named DC “Best Composer” 2016

Mark G. Meadows named “Best Composer” and tied for “Recording of the Year” in Washington City Paper’s The Year in Jazz 2016 RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR (tie): Mark G. Meadows,  To the People Sriram Gopal, The Fourth Stream  Two albums that couldn’t be more different. Pianist/composer…

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