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Published on May 15, 2014
Nine Network of Public Media offers digital story telling training to individuals and organizations to help them tell and share their stories of impact. On April 23, 2014 Nine Academy participants screened their digital stories. In this video, Nine Community Producer Cheryl Wittenauer highlights the student violinists at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis, Ill. as they prepare for their annual concert. This video showcases the success and value of the school's Education Through Music program.
Sister Janet McCann, ASC, started Education Through Music and the Arts at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis, Ill., in 2004. Students learn violin and ballroom dance, but also focus, discipline and perseverance in a program that nurtures their spirit and helps them integrate language arts with fine arts skills.