Educational Outreach

Asbury Park: Music to Our Ears is a program that the Asbury Park African-American Music Project helped the Asbury Park School District develop to connect students to the rich and vibrant history of Asbury Park’s historical and modern music and artistic scene and provide opportunities to explore music and art topics related directly to the community in which  they live. It was launched as part of the APSD Summer 2019 Program in partnership with community members, local partners and APSD stakeholders

Photos above: Models of Asbury Park musical landmarks (the Turf Club, Convention Hall and the Carousel), created by Asbury Park School students as part of Asbury Park: Music to Our Ears.

Pre-K students at Bradley Elementary learned about local music legends through Asbury Park; Music to our Ears. Malcolm Souder is shown celebrating Mr. JT Bowen. 
Bradley Elementary students created projects that share the story of local music legends, such as saxophonist Cliff Johnson. 
Pre-K student Jeremiah Cook at Bradley Elementary learned about local musician Bill Carter through Asbury Park: Music to our Ears.
Bradley Elementary students made their own instruments while learning about local music legends. Malcolm Souder with his homemade guitar.

Photo credit for all: Jennifer Souder, Asbury Park African-American Music Project