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This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of empowering young people to think critically, engage creatively, and establish strong human connection in public schools of choice. Part of our celebration is a return to the Étude name, and we continue the theme of “returning to our roots” through the artists for this season of The Étude Sessions. 

Joan Shelley is a folk duo who has opened for Wilco and recently joined one of our Season 3 artists, Jeff Tweedy, to record in Wilco’s The Loft studio.
Friday, January 19th | 7:30pm | Tickets

Tony Castañeda, a Season 4 artist, will be back with the Latin Jazz Sextet. They’ll bring the heat. We’ll bring some salsa dance instructors.
Friday, February 16th | 7:30pm | Tickets

Jim Avett is a one of a kind solo act with a new album celebrating family, and he is the father of The Avett Brothers, artists we featured in Season 3.
Friday, March 16th | 7:30pm | Tickets

The Étude Sessions is a concert series presented by The Étude Group of schools. All proceeds from ticket sales support our Expanding Horizons fund, which provides crucial support to ensure that all students, regardless of socio-economic status, have access to artists-in-residence, college and career preparation, and authentic field experiences beyond the walls of their classroom. If you would like to help ensure that Good Music + Good Cause continues in our community, please buy tickets and enjoy our shows. If you have a little more to give, we are extremely grateful for sponsorships and donations of all sizes. Click here.



Melissa Etheridge for Good: 'Memphis Rock & Soul' Revives 1960's Musical History

Melissa Etheridge and her full band will close out Season 4 of The Étude Sessions on Thursday, April 20th at the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In a recent interview with The Sheboygan Press[http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/04/11/melissa-etheridge-concert-wraps-up-etude-sessions/100304720/], Etheridge promised that the show will feature some of her classic songs as well as music from her now album, 'Memphis Rock and Soul.' The unique album is a tribute to the Memphis Blues and a historic time in America music. Stax Records was among the first to recognize that soul music transcended racial segregation in the 1960's - recording renown artists like Booker T and the M.G.s, Otis Redding, and the Mar-Keys. By reimagining songs from the Stax Records songbook, like "Respect Yourself" by the Staples Singers, Etheridge reminds us of some of the lessons learned through the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, she applies her special rock artistry to move Memphis Blues into a new genre.

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Why we make music: Interview with Birds of Chicago

Before their concert, band Birds of Chicago[etude-sessions/2016-2017-season/the-etude-sessions-presents-birds-of-chicago/], featuring husband and wife duo JT Nero and Allison Russell, was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Étude Studios Interns. Birds of Chicago has been together since 2012, and they provide an eclectic mix of folk and indie style music.

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Good Music: This is How we Fundraise

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

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