JAMMS (Journalism As Music, Multimedia, and Songwriting) combines songwriting, music, multimedia, and journalism for the creative expression of a viewpoint, amplifying the voices of those not widely heard. Most frequently implemented as a cultural immersion program, JAMMS brings together diverse participants as a means for deepening understanding between faiths, cultures, and ethnicities.
Program participants work together to write and record a song and produce a video project that speaks to something important to them. Through honest and respectful communication, the open exchange of ideas, and hands on collaboration, the JAMMS program builds confidence and equips participants with a sense of accomplishment, self-empowerment, and pivotal skills for success in school and in life by helping them constructively manage issues of bullying, social tension, and cultural conflict.
JAMMS is produced in partnership with high schools, colleges, community organizations, and religious institutions, and is open to musicians and non-musicians alike. The program is lead by musicians, multimedia professionals, and educators trained as MIC facilitators.
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In the MiC JAMMS programs, a group of students work with industry professionals to write, record, and perform a song together and to film, edit, and produce a video project. These programs are produced in partnership with religious institutions, community and art centers, high schools, colleges, and other community organizations. The program is open to musicians and non-musicians alike. VIsit www.musicincommon.org for more information.