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About ROAM

 

Mission:

Roots of American Music (ROAM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate learning in diverse communities by providing customized arts programs, workshops, residencies and performances through use of traditional American music.  We serve all ages and abilities.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHistory: ROAM was created in 1998 to provide arts programming to the community using traditional music as a way to connect students to our past.  Today, ROAM provides a wide array of substantive programs using traditional American music to help individuals of all ages meet wider goals in education or personal development.  Literacy, math, science, self-determination, tolerance, and music enrichment are some of the themes ROAM teaching artists incorporate into music workshops and residencies. Our music spans old-time, the blues, country, gospel, Cajun, jazz, Motown and early rock.