For Your School

For Your School

Start a MAPS program at your school! MAPS is all about bringing poets and musicians together from different backgrounds and life experiences to write and perform complete songs. The poetry students spend a semester studying college-level poetry while writing their own poems. These poems are inspired by their “life stories,” derived from real and sometimes difficult life experiences.  They are...

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In the Press

In the Press

Performing Arts Charter students find song inspiration in personal poems The Daily Hampshire Gazette Created 04/19/2012 By StevePfarrer First came a quartet – three female singers and a guy strumming an acoustic guitar – singing lyrics about “heading up into the clouds.” Next was a short instrumental workout among four other musicians, a pop melody that included piano,...

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What We Do

What We Do

The MAPS program is structured to teach students a combination of skills. MAPS classes help students: write in-depth, expressive poetry and music with well conceived structure. access their emotional selves in order to find “the truth” in their works of art. cooperate with one another, crossing over racial, geographic, and socio-economic divisions.   bolster their self-confidence through...

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Publishing

Publishing

MAPS publishes a collection of the student’s poetry and a musical DVD capturing the performance itself. The poetry and DVD are used by students when applying to either high school or college and positively impact admission. Check out poems from past years!     Poems 2018 – view the poems Poems 2017 – view the poems Poems 2016 – view the poems Poems 2015 – view...

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Testimonials

Testimonials

These testimonials are from students who participated in the MAPS program. “I really enjoyed the MAPS class. I felt like it was a great experience and it was a pleasure to get to work with other people. This class taught me skills that I will use for the rest of my life”  -Jack Silverman “MAPS was one of the best decisions I made this year. It showed me a lot of new things one being that I’m a...

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Video

Video

Welcome to the MAPS Media page! MAPS is all about bringing both musicians and poets together to create new and original songs. Here you can watch a couple of videos of MAPS performances. Be sure to check under the About Us page under video for all the concert video from the many years of the program! Take a look at the video from the 2015 MAPS concert. This year the Urban Assembly School for...

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