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Wayne State's Department of Music part of alliance to boost music education in Detroit

May 6, 2013

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 17 years as part of the Spring for Music Festival. It symbolizes the DSO's successful comeback from a devastating 2011 labor dispute. Since then, the orchestra has rebuilt its donor base and expanded its outreach. Look for future DSO musicians popping up in unexpected places throughout the city today as the Music Learning Alliance kicks off its With1Note campaign, aimed at filling the gaps in music education in Detroit. A new website, and toll-free phone line, 855-GO-1-NOTE, will guide metro Detroiters of all ages to free or subsidized music education programs. The alliance is a consortium of the community's leading cultural and music organizations, including the Detroit Children's Choir, DSO, Michigan State's Community Music School, Sphinx and Wayne State's Department of Music. Included among the locations for "Pop up Concerts" is at 2 p.m. today on the lawn of Old Main at Wayne State University.