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If Legislature stays on course, school district will keep more teachers

...Legislature's current budget has enough money to save those 10 teachers, three other positions, allow the district to purchase a new music curriculum and help the district maintain $140,000 in assistance for high school activities.Should the city continue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-10/if-legislature-stays-course-school-dist
Local
Juneau school board takes up budget recommendations

...Although the committee voted to postpone purchasing math and language arts curricula for the upcoming school year, a new "music curriculum ascended into higher priority," he said. The music curriculum has a $50,000 price tag, whereas the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-05/juneau-school-board-takes-budget-recomm
Local
Committee recommends 'staff before stuff' to balance Juneau school budget

...The committee also prioritized putting a nurse back in every school, which would cost $162,000, and purchasing a new music curriculum, which would cost $50,000.Discussions at former meetings pitted keeping class sizes low against purchasing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-26/committee-recommends-staff-stuff-balanc
Local
Opera To Go's Amalga Chamber Orchestra concert celebrates 10 years

...Cello and Orchestra," features University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Karl Knapp on cello. Knapp, an advocate of new music, frequently tours with the cello and percussion ensemble HooDuo.Also featured will be Ralph Vaugh Williams' "The...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-21/opera-gos-amalga-chamber-orchestra-concer
Art
Alaska String Band to debut new film at last concert before tour

...Odyssey movie premiere.The hour-long film showcases new music videos from the band, as well as stories and photography...Following the film, the band will perform some of the new music they have been preparing for their tour. Tickets can...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-16/alaska-string-band-debut-new-film-last-co
Art
Alaska Robotics releases new Marian Call video

Juneau's Alaska Robotics has just released a new music video for Alaskan artist Marian Call's song "Good Morning Moon."The video features footage of Call shot by Arjan Kroonen...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-24/alaska-robotics-releases-new-marian-call-
Art
Arts are essential elements of education

...always been a visionary, and back in 2009 she received a fellowship allowing her to leave Juneau for a period to study new music educational models in Boston, Scotland, and Venezuela. Heagy returned with an ambitious goal, the creation of a new...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-01/arts-are-essential-elements-education
Opinion
Home Skillet Festival a destination for musicians and music lovers in Southeast

...were geared up and ready to rock. Snyder and Kotlarsz, who form the Wool Pullers, were equally excited to showcase new music. I asked them about the difference between the Juneau music scene and Sitka's. I was surprised by the immediate response...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-01/home-skillet-festival-destination-musicia
Art
50 years and still going strong

...the symphony was again leaderless for a couple years, while a search committee took on the difficult task of finding a new music director. Pickett was hired in 1999, and is still going strong. The organization has tripled its budget since his arrival...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-10-11/50-years-and-still-going-strong
Art
Native Jazz Quartet to play Monday at the JACC

...quartet's second, celebrates the release of their first CD, "NJQ: Stories." All four band members have created new music for the CD, with each of them incorporating elements of their cultural backgrounds into the music. Littlefield is Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-04-05/native-jazz-quartet-play-monday-jacc
Art

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