PRIZM in the Schools “PITS” introduces high-level musical instruction to students in underserved communities by providing regular instruction from and interaction with professional musicians.
Academic research demonstrates that musical education helps students in numerous ways, including
building language and reasoning skills, teamwork, imagination, discipline and self-confidence. In a
community like Memphis, where the child poverty rate is at nearly 47%, our work takes on a much larger
Our community engagement outreach allows our school children to visually see how they can flourish/succeed through music, and more importantly, provides them with positive role models that look just like they do!
Current PITS include:
- PRIZM in the Schools at Cordova High School
- PRIZM in the Schools at Soulsville Charter School
- PRIZM in the Schools at Compass Community School, Binghampton: School year program with 40+ children teaching beginner instrument music classes.
If you would like to inquire if PRIZM in the Schools may be a fit for your school, please contact:
Gavin Wigginson, Executive Director