Category: News

International award-winning musicians to play at Soundscapes Gala

September 16, 2022

Award-winning musical group Ensamble 7/4 will bring their unique blend of Venezuelan folk music, Latin American music, and jazz to Newport News on October 1 at the Soundscapes Gala. The Gala, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, will raise funds to support the student musicians of… Read more »

Soundscapes to Expand and Enhance Programs

August 10, 2022

City of Newport News Awards $65,000 to Soundscapes to Prevent Gun Violence Soundscapes will provide its music education services for more middle and high school students with grant funding from the City of Newport News. Soundscapes was one of 19 local organizations to receive funds from the City as part of their new Gun Violence Intervention Program.  Soundscapes… Read more »

Important Changes at Soundscapes

April 1, 2022

Anne Henry to Become First Director of Government Initiatives Soundscapes Co-founder and Executive Director Anne Henry will be moving into the new position of Director of Government Initiatives beginning May 1. After leading the organization from a small start-up with just 40 students to a thriving nonprofit that has reached more than 1,400 students since 2009,… Read more »

Featured on WHRO Curate

December 21, 2021

WHRO highlighted Soundscapes in a December episode of Curate, a series that explores the thriving art scene in our own backyard and across America. Click the video above to watch the whole episode! The segment featuring Soundscapes begins at the 10:36 mark, and Peninsula Youth Orchestra is featured during the closing credits.

We think you’ll agree, the students and teaching artists who were interviewed did an amazing job representing the organization!

Reserve Your Seat!

November 30, 2021

It’s time for Carver’s first concert of the year!Join us Thursday December 9th at 6 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School Auditorium.Due to limited seating, tickets are required, but free!

Song by Soundscapes Chosen for Carnegie Hall Concert

April 20, 2021

Carnegie Hall’s “In Response” Concert Will Premiere Online on April 28 Newport News, VA — A song composed by students at Soundscapes will be featured in Carnegie Hall’s “In Response” Concert on Wednesday, April 28. The song, “See My Friends Again,” reflects the students’ complex emotions about the layered crises our country has faced over… Read more »

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Peninsula Youth Orchestra Joins Soundscapes

July 11, 2020

Soundscapes Assumes Management of the 60-year-old Orchestra Group Soundscapes and Peninsula Youth Orchestra have joined to form a comprehensive music education program that will benefit students on the Peninsula from first grade through age 25. At a virtual meeting on July 11, the Board of Directors of PYO formally turned management of its program over… Read more »

Local Nonprofit Soundscapes Hosts Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

August 22, 2019

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Victor Wooten to Perform Newport News, VA — Local nonprofit Soundscapes is to host its first-ever Gala! This Gala is to celebrate Soundscapes’ 10th Anniversary and will include a performance by Victor Wooten. Wooten is an American bass guitarist, record producer, educator, and recipient of five Grammy Awards. He has been the… Read more »

Soundscapes Wins Statewide Arts Education Award

February 1, 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Soundscapes was one of only five arts organizations in Virginia recognized with a Dominion Energy ArtStar Award for its innovative and collaborative approach to arts education. Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation presented a Shining Star award and a $10,000 grant to Soundscapes and the other winners at the Art Works for Virginia… Read more »