Make Music Sewanee is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
The “Fine Arts at” instructional and retail programs were established with Fine Arts at the Beach in 2008 for the purpose of providing the highest quality instruction available in the fine arts disciplines. Through this arts education program, students gain the necessary skill and knowledge to effectively utilize their creativity in music, performance, and visual finearts disciplines. Our focus also provides students with an appreciation of how the arts affect and reflect our history and culture. Students are trained to use their artistic talents to inspire, teach, and admonish others, and to enjoy the art of making/playing music as a soloist or in an ensemble as well as other areas to benefit the worship life of their local church, and to enrich their community. We now are proud to team up with Make Music Day to open up awareness and give opportunity to try out instruments, give opportunity for spots of performance, and bring community together to share and enjoy making music at all levels. Thank you NAMM…
To learn more about Fine Arts at the Mountain check out www.fineartsatthemountain.com
Last year, over 1,000 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.
It all started 38 years ago in France.
In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.
And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)
Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.
Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.
Make Music Day is also the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument and start playing again, or to pick up an instrument for the first time.
AT THE SHOP
Fine Arts at the Mountain will be open Sunday June 21 1:00 – 4:00pm for you to come by and share in music. Social distancing is observed. Masks available
- We will have instruments out front for you to try out and play
- We are giving away 100 harmonicas
- 2:00 we will be offering free Ukulele classes
- Students will be performing their music they have been working on
- Make a video of yourself and submit to this direct email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upload your video on your social media and tag us at https://www.facebook.com/fineartsatthemountain/?modal=admin_todo_tour
- Free Virtual Lessons on 25 different instruments at https://www.makemusicday.org/national-projects/25×12-live-online-lessons/
This schedule is a flexible open for many music events happening at the same time. Just come, be safe, be sensitive to social distancing and have fun.
Make Music Day June 21st, 2020
If you would like to help with these events financially, or with your service, please contact us by phone or email
Music Store and School in Sewanee: www.fineartsatthemountain.com