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Start of Cool

Under the directorship of trumpeter Al Strong, associate professor at Saint Augustine’s University and adjunct professor at the widely acclaimed North Carolina Central University Jazz Studies program, the program strives to inspire music and cultural education

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your cool

Innovate Your Cool (IYC) celebrates the power of cool ideas and its impact on Innovation, Music and Culture. The Innovate Your Cool Conference & STEAM Field Day program packs inspiration, ideas, and fun into week-long activations.

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Donating to The Art of Cool Project creates numerous opportunities for aspiring student musicians. These opportunities help develop young musicians by introducing keys educational elements at young ages. Show your support for The Cool by donating today! 

Our Start of Cool jazz camp inspires the next generation of jazz musicians and listeners through private lessons, jam sessions, improvisation classes and interactions with professional musicians.

While Innovate Your Cool sparks the creativity of the next generation of innovators through STEAM based workshops, open discussions and hands-on demos covering all things Music, Innovation and Culture.

Your continued support enables the AOCP team to continue to provide world-class instructional opportunities and interactions to the community free of charge.


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