Sunday Youth Music Workshops

Sunday Youth Music Workshops, the brainchild of Stanton Moore and Johnny & Deborah Vidacovich, were popular in the late 1980s. The return of these workshops post-Katrina served a vital need during the rebuilding, and today, they continue the age-old process of passing on musical traditions to younger generations.

Now under the direction of Josh Miles, Sunday Youth Music Workshops continue to offer young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to play with and learn from some of the area’s most experienced and celebrated musicians. Every workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational approach to music education.

Each child has his or her own chance to play with professional musicians or solo on a professional stage. Usually, workshops close with a jam session mixing students and professional musicians together for a real concert experience. The free, on-stage workshops are only for student musicians (recommended for middle & high school students ages 10-18), but all members of the public are welcome to join the audience. Students should bring their own instruments.

2018 SYMW Schedule:

All Workshops are free and open to music students of all ages and their parents (recommended for middle & high school students)

Sunday, January 7, 2018
featuring Claude Bryant & The All-Stars
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Tipitina’s Uptown (501 Napoleon Ave.)

Sunday, February 18, 2018
featuring Robin Barnes
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Tipitina’s Uptown (501 Napoleon Ave.)

Check out our Sunday Youth Music Workshop video featuring The Revivalists!

This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. 

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