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Singing Her Own Tune

Girl Conductor founder Maria A. Ellis uses a unique blend of gospel, R&B, and hip-hop to make music education more…

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Notes of Community

Soul artist turned community facilitator Brian Owens helps lift up young creatives in St. Louis.

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Pump Up the Volume

Through their Tunespeak platform, St. Louis musicians Tom and Rick Pernikoff are connecting international performers with ardent fans.

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Tom Pernikoff with his brother Rick

All That Jazz

Lauren Parks and Jas Gary Pearson have turned the childhood home of music legend Miles Davis into a community catalyst.

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Lauren Parks and Jas Gary Pearson outside the childhood home of Miles Davis

Family Matters

Angie Smart is an accomplished violinist with the St. Louis Symphony – a career her son Theo Bockhorst might want,…

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Angie Smart and Theo Bockhorst rehearse in the green room at Powell Hall.

Bass-ic Instinct

Tonina’s passion for the low notes is creating a hum in St. Louis.

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