School Music

Turn up the Value – Song Lyrics

Enjoy the lyrics for the “Turn Up the Value” song written by our Harlem Hub students during the 2018 Summer Arts Academy. For daily updates from our Summer Arts Academy, go here. Concept & Elements “Turn up the Value’s” concept explores achieving social, economic, criminal and health justice by recognizing ourselves and others as valuable…

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Turn Up the Value: Hub Music, Vol. 1

This week is the Fifth (and final) Friday of our Harlem Hub music pilot. Join us to help record “Turn Up the Value,” written by Hub students. Shout out to emcee / music educator Randy Mason for holding it down and turning it up! @hiphoppinheart Writing and recording session with the teens at @nycthrive #HarlemHub…

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Hip Hop at the Harlem Hub

Using Bars and Beats to Build Five Fridays / June 1 – 29 / 4-6pm Write. Record. Perform. Day 1 Hip Hop at the Harlem Hub @nycthrive Bars, Beats and building. The freestyle five turned into the freestyle fifteen! ⏱Friday's in June 4pm-6pm A post shared by Randy Mason (@randymasonmusic) on Jun 1, 2018 at…

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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Partnering with NYC Cultural Affairs, Year 2

At Thrive Collective, we love stories that demand sequels. After proudly introducing the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as a new partner last year, this year we saw an expansion of that relationship. Our principal champions remain NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards, along with Antonio Reynoso who joined them…

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Why Should Parents Get Involved?

Why should parents get involved with Thrive Collective? “Learning goes beyond the classroom, and this is truly beyond the classroom. … Sometimes we get stuck in the everyday, and this gives us a chance to do something beautiful. … Working on the painting with my daughter and my husband and the rest of the community…

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Some Riffs For Storytelling

Thrive Collective’s Music Director Dr. Terry Greene moonlights during summers as faculty for the Walden School Summer Music Camp in New Hampshire. Here he performs with members of The Walden School faculty and students, along with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble on July 17th 2016. Music written by Terry L. Greene II. Lyrics written and…

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Cultural Affairs Agency Invests in Art Education

Thrive Collective proudly welcomed the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) as a partner this year thanks to the advocacy of NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards. Through DCA initiatives including the Immigrants Cultural Fund, the Art as Catalyst for Change Anti-Gun Violence program, and Cultural After School Adventures (CASA), DCA…

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Meet Dr. Terry Greene, Music Director

Watch Music Director Dr. Terry Greene resurrect the concert band at I.S. 117 in the Bronx. Dr. Greene’s Mantra: Instruments are made to be played! From his bio: Dr. Terry Greene II holds masters and doctoral degrees from SUNY Stony Brook in Trombone and Music Performance, and has served as an adjunct professor of Jazz…

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