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3/1/2017

"All!",

              We had another powerful DeMuniz Center Presentation today. Gerard Neely, of Salem Alliance Church and I engaged the inmates with "All!" kinds of "Opportunities" Salem Alliance and "greater Salem" offer them. It's no wonder that Salem Alliance is becoming a center of activity with the powerful sense of community they offer. Gerard told the inmates that 50 percent of what is received is put back into the community. Homes and jobs are things they know they clearly need and their spirits were buoyed when we spoke of Marion County's Homelessness Task Force. Finding a job is a huge task for a felon! We talked of building relationships by volunteering, developing resumes, and a community support groups.

              What truly moved them was when I said "Salem For All!" featured the Salem Public Library One Book, One Community project. When I told them about the book's true tale of refugee high school students be coached by some unique teachers and managing to beat the other teams , including MIT's, and win the underwater robotics competition. They  were enthralled. I believe that is a profound and innate dream for us "All!" find someone to lift us from a difficult circumstances and help us win. The inmates were touched. It moved them that "greater Salem" would offer such a great "Opportunity" for free. Also when they heard of the quality of some of our community's great music events, eg., St. Paul's Episcopal Church's Evensong presentation of the  Tallis Scholars in April they were similarly moved with interest!!!!

              This weekend's "Salem For All!"/ACMP Music Play-Ins is going well in it's planing stages. We had one inquiry from " a advanced pianist, with an enormous collection of chamber music" that was interested. The quality of our talent this weekend in "greater Salem" should be very high. From the Camerata Ensemble's string players at the Bush Barn , to Maria Bulkow and local folk musicians, with Paul Toews poems and stories about the Northwest,  at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton, to African drumbeats and bagpipe music at the Woodland Chapel. Treats will be provided for this afternoon of music and community.

                 I believe Jennifer Clake, executive director of the ACMP, and one of the people responsible for this weekends performance of great chamber music around the world, is quite pleased with our "proud and varied" Play-Ins in "greater Salem". I've gotten several very kind e-mails from her in her office on Broadway in New York City!!!! She's looking forward to "seeing the photographs"!

                                                  Opportunity of the Week!

              There's a style of  music for everyone!!!
                  A chamber music play-in will take place Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm at the Salem Art Association's  Bush Barn Gallery upstairs in the Bush Barn. Local chamber musicians and members of the Camerata Ensemble will perform in an informal gathering of musicians. Come see how chamber music is made.
                  Bring an instrument and join in.

                   Treats will be provided.

                                        In Stayton by the canyon.

                                           At the Woodland Chapel on High St.

 

               Also, Sunday, "Salem For All!" "Partner" Camerata Musica is having a concert at the Louck's Auditorium at the Salem Public Library

Cary Lewis brings us yet another
exciting, offbeat concert

 

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 5

Artists:

  • Louis DeMartino, clarinet
  • Adam Trussell, bassoon
  • Cary Lewis, piano

Program:

  • Variations in G minor (1894) - William Y. Hurlstone (1876-1906)

 

  • Trio Pathétique in D minor - Michael Glinka (1804-1857)
    • Allegro moderato
    • Scherzo. Vivacissimo
    • Largo
    • Allegro con spirito

 

  • Trio in E flat major, Op. 38 - Beethoven
    • Adagio--Allegro co brio
    • Adagio cantabile
    • Tempo di Menuetto
    • Tema con Variazioni
    • Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
    • Andante con moto---Presto

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 
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"All!",

                                It's an amazing powerful experience to sit in a room with 14 women who have just been released from prison and now are in jail  to finish their time  and try to persuade them in some way to change their lives. To see them at first sit there and smirk and lean back in their chairs and then once the presentation starts become engaged, lean forward, and become involved. This hour long presentation might be considered a metaphor of what the DeMuniz Resource Center is working to have these women accomplish. Again, it is very powerful to be involved in trying to enable these women to tip the scales in their lives from antisocial living to positive "Opportunity" and productivity. 

                                  They were interested! They asked Yvonne Putsey, Matt Husinger, and me many questions and gratefully thanked us at the end of the presentation. Jack Tally, of the DeMuniz, calls it transformational psychology, and if you ask me helping convicted people  change their lives instead of just locking them up is one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.  DeMuniz is having successes at it, so it can work. What great potential is there to unlock!!!!

                               "Other News",

                                                1. We have a wonderful new "Partner" Young Musicians and Artists Inc., the Northwest's premier summer music and arts camp. It's an excellent program that's been around for 50 years and offers "All!" young talent scholarships, if they and their families  have limited financial means. It's held on campus at Willamette University.

                                                2. The Associated Chamber Music Players inspired Play-In is taking shape. Due to our abilities and resources we changed the format a bit and the Chamber Players will be hosted at the Salem Art Associations Bush Barn or Annex, we will have folk music at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton and World Music at Woodland Chapel. This will be the weekend of March 4th  and 5th. Admission for the event at "All!" venues will be free! And this will be advertised to "underserved" people. OfficeMax is providing posters for the event.

                                                 3. For the month of January 2017 our Drupal statistics page has displayed some amazing statistics for the "Salem For All!" website!- 1960 unique visitors and 3,733 visits those are fabulous results and we hope they truly reflect interest in our "Opportunities' and not shoddy statistic keeping by Drupal. They are exciting though!!!!

                                                  4. Facebook page has 480 Likes through this week.

                                                   5. Many thanks to George Struble and Mark Babson, both accomplished musicians, who have been helping us  recruit local musicians for the Play-Ins.

                  Finally,
 

                    "Opportunity of the Week!"

            Great Music and Art Summer Camp for Kids! -                    YMA 

         See them on the "Salem For All!" website.

 

 

 

All are welcome at YMA

 

worldYoung Musicians & Artists is committed to providing more equitable access to arts education. Through financial aid programs, community partnerships, diversity training, and recruitment efforts, each summer we create a safe, inclusive, and accessible experience for our entire YMA community.

 

But the YMA experience goes beyond that. When we say "All are welcome here," we really mean it. This beautiful community includes students, staff, supporters and alumni of so many different backgrounds, races, colors, religions, political beliefs, creeds, genders, gender expressions, ages, national origins, ancestries, disabilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations, and military statuses. Everyone's uniqueness enriches all of our lives.

 

We love you all. Our doors are open; anyone who chooses to walk through them will always have a home here.

 

 


 

Featured Program: Songwriting

Songwriting

 

Songwriting is always one of YMA's most popular programs, and when you hear the incredible music these students create and perform, it's easy to see why!

 

Download the 2016 Songwriting class's album for free today by clicking here, and prepare to have your mind blown!

 

Led by experienced composer, performer and educator Dana Libonati, students learn the basic techniques and skills used in writing music and lyrics for their own popular songs. In addition to performing during the Performance Showcase toward the end of the camp session, they also have the opportunity to record their songs and can take part in one of the many talent shows at YMA. Songwriting students should be able to play basic chords on the piano and/or guitar.

This is one of our most popular programs and space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your place before it's full! Just head over to www.YMAinc.org to register.

 

 


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            Michael D. Mann
            "Salem For All!"
             Building Community with Opportunity

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“Salem For All!” consists of a group of interested citizens and a coalition of participating organizations in the community of Salem. Our goal is to make opportunities for personal fulfillment available to “All!”, and build a strong fellowship among all citizens of Salem.