WELCOME TO THE PAGE WHERE WE FEATURE THE PERFORMERS & PERFORMING GROUPS THAT WERE INVITED TO ADD THEIR VOICE TO OUR SPECIAL MESSAGE OF MEANING AND HIGHER AWARENESS
GOSPEL SINGER & SONG WRITER VERNON BUSH
On behalf of over 6 million young students of CA public schools, as well as students and music educators Worldwide, we thank the singer Vernon Bush for ampliphying our urgent and important message with his powerful voice and providing his recording of the song "I CREATE, WHEN I RESONATE", as a musical message to inspire CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to VETO the Bill AB 2446, due to its devastating outcome for the Arts and Music Education curricula, that has been already suffering for decades from already severely lacking funding.
This complex and demanding of the performer song resonated with Vernon Bush for very special reasons: he found much conncetion to the subject of music education advocacy due to having his own hands-on experience in teaching music and sharing his spark with kids in his own community and through engaging into the teaching project in South Africa. Several years prior to this collaboration, Rozalina Gutman had a brief opportunity to meet with Vernon Bush, while helping prepare the Children Choir of Glide Memorial Church for their very special Christmas Services.
There is no secret that this song is for the special kind of performer, who has good vocal capacities, abilities to project the subtle nuances of the song's intricately woven score and who has also the intellectual capacity to connect with the complex content of the song that is linked through its metaphors to the subjects of brain/music research (see the PRESS RELEASE FOR THE DETAILS) - the result of artistic insight that followed Rozalina Gutman's collaborative presentation of Int'l Symposium on this subject (part of 29th World Conference of ISME, Beijing, 2010)
Please, stay tuned and show us your support, in order to witness the next stages of the exciting development for our Int'l Campaign, using this song as our SOUND BANNER to inspire more positive change in the minds of people throughout the World.
POSITIVE IMPACT OF COLLABORATIVE ACTIONS BENEFIT OVER 6 MILLION CA PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
Ms. Rozalina Gutman ( www.CHARISMAfoundation.org ) and Ms. Crystal Olson, prof. of music/arts education at CSUS and the veteran of the CA movement for the advocacy for music/arts education, petitioned in person Governor of CA Arnold Schwarzenegger to VETO the Bill AB 2446 (furutani) that aimed to devastate whatever little was left of music/arts education for 6 million of children in public schools of CA.They delivered the message about neuro-science research, providing the evidence for immense benefits of music/arts education (particularly for growing brain of a child), in a form of a t-shirt (popular type of clothes among school teachers) and the brand new song "I CREATE, WHEN I RESONATE" (by Ms. Rozalina Gutman), recently composed to be heard personally by the CA Governor and the First Lady Maria Shriver. It was recorded by the talented singer Vernon Bush (the soloist of Glide Memorial Church Gospel Choir) on 09.29.10. and delivered just in time to meet the veto’s deadline.(Also, the abstracts from recently organized by R. Gutman Int’l Symposium on the same subject, part of 29th World Conference of ISME, Beijing, 2010 were attached, citing specific studies and referring to the opinions of renown scholars from various countries.) Governor Schwarzenegger responded by showing his true leadership and his insightful abilities to evaluate the data, by resonating to the message and terminating this dubious bill, that could have effected the brain development of the entire generation of current students and the generations of their children. (Bill AB 2446 (furutani) shamelessly claimed the most unbelievable: cutting music/arts education would “help” high school students graduating with HS diploma, among other irrelevant excuses.How could CA legislators get away with such most outrageously strange educational reform attempt, trying to pass it repeatedly while with variations year after year?)