Spooktacular Uke Fest!

The Young Yukes performing “Still Into You” at the Spooktacular Uke Fest on October 23rd. The event was held at the MAC Ice House outdoor stage and included over 30 musicians and singers in costume belting out Halloween favorites and more! Thanks for your continued support to BlackCat Music Cooperative and our effort to empower youth through music.

SingBig! 2018 Gets Underway

SingBig! Camp at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs is in full swing offering young talent from 10 to 16 the opportunity to receive voice performance tutelage from professional musician and instructor, Joel Newman.

The two week camp provides a group class that encourages all participants to sing with and in front of each other, learning how to sing big with your best voice. Group sings and performance techniques will all be part of this fun-filled camp.

Instructor Joel Newman originally hails from New York City and was born into a musical family. He is widely known in the Hagerstown/Frederick area as a musician and individual teacher. SingBig! continues through August 3rd. Follow here for continual updates.

20 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are having to do away with their music education programs. This is a mistake, with schools losing not only an enjoyable subject, but a subject that can enrich student’s lives and education. Read on to learn why music education is so important, and how it offers benefits even beyond itself. Continue reading “20 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools”