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Name: Joy Black Instrument: Electric violin City: Atlanta, Ga. Style/Genre: Classical, Hip-Hop, Pop, Arabic Rolling out recently spoke with electric violinist Joy Black about her love of hip-hop and classical music and the exciting and eclectic ways she melds multiple musical genres to create her unique sound. First, how did it all start for you?  It all started for…

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Fourteen-year-old Chicago-born piano prodigy Joshua Mhoon is a classical music phenom. Mhoon has traveled around the world, performing in some of the world’s most elite venues. He’s been known for performing smashups of Beethoven and Bruno Mars and made it sound amazing. He has also showcased “Chopin Prelude” and Prelude” in F Major as well.…

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Jason Rodgers, a Philadelphia native, moved to Atlanta to serve as the music director of the Clarkston Civic Orchestra. Prior to this move, Rodgers has appeared with many exceptional orchestras nationally. Some of the accolades Rodger has been awarded include first prize in the London Classical Soloists competition and being named winner of the International Conducting…

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Music will always have a profound affect on children. Due to nationwide budget cuts in music programs, most kids are only exposed to music often introduced by mainstream outlets. However, there are still a multitude of black children who are picking up instruments and mastering their craft. Click continue to view five black child geniuses who achieve…

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Canadian-raised Dantes Rameau is a 28-year-old classically trained bassoonist who serves as the co-founder and director of the nonprofit Atlanta Music Project (AMP). Entering its second year, the program is one of hundreds of programs that duplicated the success of the El Sistema (“The System”), Venezuela’s globally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra System that has trained…

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Tammy McCann is a gifted vocalist whose powerful, sultry and soulful voice paints pictures and tells stories with a blend of jazz, gospel and classical forms. –tony binns How did you get started singing? I started singing through my first music teacher, Dr. Lena McLin, at Kenwood Academy. I sang a little bit at church,…

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