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Shane Jewell, executive director of OK Mozart, will address OK Mozart’s No Child Clef Behind program and the lineup for this year’s OK Mozart festival.
Jewell has served as executive director of OK Mozart since 2009, and has overseen the festival’s evolution from a strictly classical event to a 10-day multi-genre musical festival that draws visitors from throughoutthe region.
This year’s festival features musical acts in the genres of classical, jazz, blues, folk and roots music. In their continuing effort to keep the arts and music relevant in schools, Jewell has helped implement OK Mozart’s new music-education program, No Child Clef Behind. The program helps raise funds for the purchase of musical instruments for students who are interested in music, but do not have the means tobuy their own instruments.
In addition to helping put instruments in the hands of Oklahoma students, No Child Clef Behind utilizes OK Mozart’s 27-year history with house orchestra Amici New York, to facilitate a year-round mentoring program with elementary music students and Amici New York musicians via webcam. These students are then given the opportunity to meet their Amici mentors in person and see them perform on stage at the OK Mozart festival held each year in Bartlesville.
This year’s festival will take place June 8-17, and will include concerts in both Bartlesville and Oklahoma City. The lineup includes artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Jamye Stone, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, John Fullbright and Kyle Dillingham. The festival will also include a number of “crossover shows,” in which musicians from diverse musical genres will join each other on stage to create new and innovative sounds. More information about the festival and purchasing tickets can be found at okmozart.com.