Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

The Green Music Center is the performing arts presenter at Sonoma State University, a regionally public serving university committed to educational access and excellence. Our mission is to present the most compelling artists of our time, to investigate ideas, and to provide access to diverse artistic experiences that educate, connect, and inspire Sonoma State University and neighboring North Bay communities.

International touring artists participate in activities such as pre- and post-performance discussions, visits to K-12 schools and community organizations, and workshops with community members at the Green Music Center. Activities are designed to develop creative capacities, critical thinking skills, and encourage participants to investigate communal and personal values while building empathy for the experiences of others.

Additionally, we partner with schools and youth organizations to offer complimentary tickets to students in surrounding communities for select concerts.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

becky.cale@sonoma.edu

https://gmc.sonoma.edu/communities/

  1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Sonoma

Alphabet Rockers: Middle & High School Program...

Program description

Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop, and inspires kids and families to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves.

The Green Music Center collaborated with the Alphabet Rockers to create a ~30-minute video for middle and high school students that includes performance videos and conversations with the artists about their work that embraces Black liberation, Queer liberation, Indigenous rights, immigrant rights, and intersectionality. While their music may skew toward a younger audience, we feel the content of this video conveys messages of inclusivity for students of all ages.

We are offering this video for free to schools through the current school year, and encourage teachers and administrators to preview it to consider the proper audience. You are also welcome to request access for your classes or schools now.

Please complete this form to indicate your interest, and we will contact you soon.

 

Booking / scheduling contact

Becky Cale

 becky.cale@sonoma.edu

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Music, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Assembly/Performance (In-School), Online/Streaming
Population served: Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students in Alternative or Continuation Schools, Students with Special Needs
Subject:
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

This program will be available for schools to view on demand through May 14. Please complete this form to request access.

Qualifications

Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes