Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
by Bill Clifford
Obama’s presidential transition statement on Arts Corps excited music educators and community musicians when it was released in December 2008. Hopes rose further when the Serve America Act passed Congress with amendments in support of Arts Corps and Music Corps in April 2009. But hope turned to discouragement when Musician Corps–the leading candidate to run Music Corps–virtually quit communicating shortly afterward.
What’s behind the silence? What is Musician Corps’ status today? And what plans does Christopher “Kiff” Gallagher—the man behind the transition statement, the legislation, and, now, Musician Corps—have?
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