(04/01/14) - The Chosen Few Arts Council is ready to launch its spring initiative. With many Mid-Michigan schools cutting back on programming, the non-profit organization wants to help fill the void.
"We are, and studies show that youth that have a background in art and music do better in their SAT's and do better in school, and are better all around citizens," said Valorie Horton, of the Chosen Few Arts Council.
The council is offering up a variety of classes at Flint's Berston Field House and other locations.
"We're going to have our drum line that we featured last year, our music 101 class, arts and craft, basic drawing, rap and present, which is our poetry class," Horton said.
That rap and present program feeds right into the Council's project at the Chosen Few Music Studios on Court Street.
"We're trying to find the next big superstar. We're looking for the person that really has it inside and is ready to pull it out," said Omar Batson, of the Chosen Few Arts Council.
It's not just about performing. Students are learning how the music industry operates from A to Z.
"We're offering them the opportunity to actually learn how to make a sound track themselves, how to record it, and to do the vocals. When they leave here, they'll have a CD for themselves," Batson said.
Kearsley High School senior Jesse Foewelling has spent the past few months mastering the art of music production. He hopes to make it a career.
"This is amazing. This is what I've wanted to do my entire life. Being able to sit down and produce music is the one thing that completes everything," he said,.
The Chosen Few arts programs are open to kids across Mid-Michigan. Classes begin this Saturday.
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