Impact Case Studies

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The Arts
John Zirkle & Philip Sheppard
John Zirkle John is a high school music teacher, theater director and producer, choral singer, and founding director of the Warren Miler PAC in Big Sky. Philip Sheppard is a composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor, public speaker, Oscars voter, and Olympics Producer.
The Ostinato Project

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The HATCH Ostinato Project was formed to empower students to realize that they can compose music by removing inhibitive barriers common to the underserved music classroom, enabling them to experience original, fully realized sounds. The program matches composers and industry musicians with schools and music classes to allow for collaboration on music creation, resulting in professional music production. The music the kids and composers create together is made into CDs, released on music stores online, and may also be licensed for commercial use. 50% of the revenue generated through sales went directly back into the music program that originated the music and the licensing revenue serves to support the entire HATCH Ostinato Project program. Beyond providing critical support for arts education, the HATCH Ostinato Project engages students in creative thinking and problem-solving at a critical age, improving their self-confidence and excitement for their education. ”My kid came home from school last week talking about music every day. He’s never talked about music class before. Not even close.”– a parent in a parent/teacher’s conference two weeks after launching the “HATCH Ostinato Project”
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