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Music and Poetry Synchronized

Our Mission

Music and Poetry Synchronized (MAPS) teaches students (grades 7 – 12) from diverse cultural, racial, gender, socio-economic, and geographical backgrounds to write original poetry and music and finished songs. In the fall semester urban based students create poetry from their life stories, and in the winter/spring semester rural based music students use the poems as lyrics for the music/songs they write. This songwriting collaboration results in a public performance at the end of each school year.
 
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Meet the Team

Abbey Brophy

Teacher

Davinna Thrower

Teacher

Enid Rey

Board Member

Felix R. Rivera

Teacher

Ilana Morris

Program Officer

Jack Silverman

Board Member
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Jenni French

Board Member

Laura Gray

Teacher

Matthew King

Teacher

Nancy Wheeler

Advisor

Rahul Roy

Teacher

Rebecca Calahan Klein

Board Member

Tom Willits

Co-Founder/Board Member/Executive Director

“The music aspect of it is kind of like…pick some chords, throw them together on a keyboard or guitar…then start adding harmonies, and that’s about it. It’s like writing any other song–just with words that aren’t your own.”

Scarlett Feliciano