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Frankford Youth Visit the Blues Babe Foundation and Junior Music Executive Program

ArtsRising and the Philadelphia Education Fund continue to deepen their relationship with Jill Scott's Blues Babe Foundation by bringing local students to visit and learn about careers in music.  Yesterday, Foundation Director and co-founder of the Junior Music Executive program Aisha Winfield spoke to young people from the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s Junior Garden Club about the music industry and how to connect academic success to careers in the music business.  Aisha recounted her path to involvement in many facets of the music industry.  Her story illustrated the ways that education, creativity, business skill and tenacity come together to form a creative career in the music business.  She also provided resources to the group such as websites, instructional videos and program applications.  The students found Ms. Winfield encouraging and are eager to begin exploring how their interests in music can become a career.