At Arts for Learning, we’re mourning the loss of a beloved staff member, Tina Lassiter, who passed away on January 10 after a long illness. Tina served as A4L’s Finance and Administration Manager for the past three-and-a-half years, but as CEO Chris Everly says, she was much more than that. “She was really an ambassador […]
The American Jazz Ensemble has been entertaining school audiences with Arts for Learning for over 30 years. In its present configuration, this talented trio correlates musical concepts with the Virginia Standards of Learning objectives in three different presentations for students: Math and Music, The American Dream: Jazz in America, and Nouns, Verbs, and Music. These educational programs involve students in musical activities that enhance their music awareness while also reinforcing learning objectives in math, social studies, and language.