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Dedication of the Inspire Nyack MacLab at Nyack High School

On October 6, 2015 members of Inspire Nyack’s Board of Directors visited Nyack High School to tour the new arts production computer lab that the foundation funded with a donation of $80,000. Mr. Matthew Lucero, Music Department Chair, and his students gave board members a demonstration of what the students are learning in the new Intro to Music Technology class, which explores the principles of audio and sound recording. The goal of the class is to go beyond the world of traditional music education and strict performance, to a world of career opportunities that exist in the 21st-century job market: film scoring, commercial advertising, media production, acoustic engineering, TV/radio production, e-media/web production, electronic systems design, music composing, and arranging.


Arts programs make a comeback to school districts

School arts programs cut during lean times are making a comeback this budget season as districts across the Lower Hudson Valley shake off the lingering effects of the economic downturn.

On Tuesday, voters will consider budgets in 39 districts in Westchester, eight in Rockland and six in Putnam. Interviews and a review of documents by The Journal News show some positions and programs lost when budgets were cut are being restored.

“We’re seeing a trend across the country of increasing priority for arts funding in schools,” said Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the cultural adviser to the White House created in 1982 by President Reagan. “For a long time, the arts were seen as a flower that you give to children when they succeed. But we believe the arts aren’t a flower, they’re a wrench, part of the tool kit to help these schools turn themselves around.”

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