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Marquette Youth Volume nurtures young talent with Suzuki method, improv, and guest artists

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Discussing their upcoming Spring Recital with director and strings teacher Clara Hardie

An upcoming Spring Recital will put musical talent on display with youth performers from the Marquette area.

Marquette Youth Volume will host the recital at Still Point North in Harvey on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, led by director Clara Hardie. Young violinists and cellists, ages 4-15, will perform, followed by a joint, improvisational portion with guest artist C.J. Redfearn. This producer, beatmaker, and DJ (originally from Gwinn) will collaborate with the students to make a unique sound of pre-produced beats and string soundscapes.

Youth Volume's mission is to celebrate youth, culture, and community-building through music. Students grow "RICH" Changemaker Skills: Resilience, Innovation, Collaboration, and Higher Order Thinking. These skills are developed using the Suzuki method and social justice practices, or "Equity Pedagogy." Both in-person and remote learning are a part of Youth Volume, with students in Marquette and Detroit.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Clara by phone:

A conversation with Clare Hardie

    Visit youthvolume.org/ for more information. Donations to Youth Volume can be made at the Youth Volume website under the Donate tab.

    Find the Facebook event page for the MYV Spring Recital here.

    Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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