Springsteen Archives and Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock enter into partnership



Steven Van Zandt visits the TeachRock partner school Orangethorpe Elementary in Fullerton, California.

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch is forming a partnership with Steve Van Zandt’s TeachRock educational program, to “increase opportunities for students and teachers alike,” said Bill Carbone — executive director of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, which oversees TeachRock — in a press release.

“As a former teacher myself, I know how effective TeachRock has been in the education arena,” said Springsteen Archives executive director Bob Santelli, in the press release. “We hope to bring to the partnership ideas and programs that will make both TeachRock and the Archives more educationally productive than ever.”

According to the press release, “For years, TeachRock has created curricula for nearly all grade levels and has demonstrated the importance of integrating American music with civics, literature, history, sociology, and other scholastic courses. … Examples of future collaborations will include teacher workshops, student internships, seminars and conferences, curriculum development and joint research activities.”

TeachRock was founded in 2002 and is providing resources to schools in New Jersey — including Asbury Park Middle School and High School — and all around the country.

According to the press release, the Archives accomplishes its mission in part “by providing impactful educational and public programs and by curating museum exhibitions, symposia and seminars, teacher workshops, concerts, internships, and various public programs to promote and celebrate the many forms of American music and their impact on our culture and national identity.”

Visit teachrock.org and/or springsteenarchives.org.


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