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Point of view jazz ensemble

The “Point of View” Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Harvey Lockhart, is a progressive ensemble that performs a variety of jazz and positive popular music at over 50 public and private events per year. This ensemble has drastically impacted the lives of its students and has truly established a sense of family and pride. POV has established a reputation of producing exceptional young professional musicians, teaching students the importance of self-discipline, time management, communication, and unity. Instrumental music fundamentals, jazz history and advanced music theory are also taught in order to provide a deeper understanding of music.

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Small Group Instrumental and Vocal Music Lessons

HEAL Center for the Arts is partnering with musicians from the St. Louis Symphony and other highly skilled professional musicians and educators to offer weekly group lessons to instrumental and vocal music students in urban communities. This program reaches approximately 60 students from urban school districts in St. Louis, Missouri and E. St. Louis, Illinois.


Intellectual Artist Series

HEAL Center for the Arts is launching a new program that is geared toward increasing literacy in urban arts education. The "Intellectual Artist Series" encourages arts students and educators from urban communities to enhance their knowledge of the history and culture of the various art forms they are studying by reading autobiographies, biographies, and other nonfiction arts-related books and articles.  Read More

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