Project Jericho is a Springfield, OH program that transforms lives through the arts. In two, two-hour-long workshop sessions called Project Jericho MY SONG Family Edition, families worked with award-winning musician Michael Kelsey to write and record an original song. In this touching musical portrait of family love, each participant wrote about an important family member in their life. The story of why they love or look up to that special person has been set to a musical backdrop provided by Michael Kelsey.
DETAILED TRACK NOTES:
Written by Project Jericho Families and Michael Kelsey
Vocals by Project Jericho Families
Executive Producer: Scott Dawson
Producer: Michael Kelsey
Recorded by Michael Kelsey and Scott Dawson
Musical Arrangement by Michael Kelsey
Project Jericho families featured:
Special thanks to Job and Family Services Staff, Kayla Snider, and Corey Guittar.
Project Jericho is offering this song for FREE download here on CD baby. If you are interested in donating to Project Jericho, the song is also available for a download fee on iTunes. If you would rather donate by sending money directly to Project Jericho, please send a check to Project Jericho, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45506. All proceeds from iTunes and donations will be used to help fund future Project Jericho programming.
Project Jericho is a collaborative program of the Clark State Performing Arts Center and Job & Family Services of Clark County with additional funding provided by the Ohio Arts Council and The Turner Foundation. Project Jericho’s Inside the Walls, Outside the Box program at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility in Ohio is funded, in part, by RECLAIM Ohio, the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Clark County Juvenile Court.
In 2008, Project Jericho was honored at the White House with one of just 15 national Coming Up Taller Awards from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Over 350 youth organizations from 47 states were nominated for Coming Up Taller Awards. Coming Up Taller is an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The President’s Committee partners with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to administer the program, which was founded in 1998.
Coming Up Taller Awards recognize outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people. The award recognizes Project Jericho as one of the best after-school/out-of-school arts programs in the United States. “Arts and humanities activities have a wonderful way of enabling young people to discover their unique talents and interests as they forge a path to success in school and in life,” said Adair Margo, Chairman of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. “Project Jericho demonstrates the power of human potential for young people who receive nurturing guidance to create and perform works of art. The well-deserved sense of accomplishment they gain through their participation can translate directly to the smart decisions they’ll make in the future.”
To learn more about Project Jericho, visit our website at www.project-jericho.com or search for Project Jericho on Facebook.