Black Music Education Project

Black Music Education Project The Black Music Education Project is a not-for-profit organization founded by Kevin Amos. The organization was established in 1995 to meet these objectives: 1. To support and encourage the training of aspiring apprentices with world class potential
The Black Music Education Project educates the community through traditional and new media platforms as well as producing various events.

The BMEP produces a weekly music program on Black Music called “One to One w/ Kevin Amos. “One to One” is a Sunday morning tradition for Pittsburgh radio listeners. The program is aired on the Internet at to a worldwide audience Sundays from 6AM-Noon EST. Locally the program airs on frequency 88.3 FM on WRCT, the student-run station at Carnegie-Mellon University. The program has run weekly for the past 15 years. Kevin Amos has been a community volunteer at the station since 1982 and an independent broadcaster and producer for over 30 years. The program focuses on music of the African Diaspora with the main thrust being Black American Standard music. Thomas Dorsey, Deford Bailey, Abbey Lincoln, Aretha Franklin, Living Colour, The Dells, Robert Cray, Oliver Lake, Louis Jordan, Miles Davis ,Arrested Development and Homemade Jamz Blues Band are a few of the artists featured on the program. It is a journey of great Black music from the ancient to the future. Mr. Amos features interviews with many artists such as Edwin Starr (his last recorded interview), Arlene Smith of the Chantels, Michael Franti, the late Bobby Short, Richie Havens. Chris Thomas King, Fontella Bass, Angelique Kidjo, Peter Tosh, Chuck D, Brian Auger, Average White Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Corey Harris,Mavis Staples and Dr. Thomas Mapfumo of Zimbabwe. Kevin also interviews local artists and national celebrities such as Dr. Nelson Harrison (inventor of the trombetto), Terry Stewart CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Felicia Collins from the Late Show with David Letterman, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Porky Chedwick.

Mission: These are the objectives of the organization: 1. To support and encourage the training of aspiring apprentices with world class potential into the higher techniques, philosophy, creation and application of African-American Arts and Cultural traditions with the unabashed goal of producing future generations of legends in the tradition. 2. To identify and present role models which represent the finest examples of the art form or cultural tradition to the community at large. 3. To support the establishment of local organized repositories for traditional and craft knowledge in African-American Cultural Traditions gathered and assembled through field research, oral history, and the cataloging and archiving of contemporary and heirloom collections and artifacts. 4. To encourage the practicing of archiving for the purpose of the preservation and accessibility of resource material for future generations and to provide a mechanism for the non-commercial publication of archival material for educational purposes only. 5. To expound commentary on the impact and influence of the oral tradition, propose parameters of excellence, and promote the study and exploration of source traditions toward the stimulation of interest in society at large and the edification of future generation of African-Americans. 6. To unabashedly challenge any and every system or proposition presently established or otherwise put forth that disparages African-American art and culture with scholarly and formidable opinions to the contrary. 7. To vindicate the African-American Source Traditions via public debate or writings challenging any proposition that infers that there is diminished validity or trivial meaning deriving from the African-American world view and to advocate its universal relevance to the human experience.

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Many thanks to all who attended the Each One, Teach One Conference on Saturday, May 19.

You can still register for event.
Each One, Teach One Conference 2018

You can still register for event.

The Each One, Teach One Radio and Music Conference brings together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.

Press Release
Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Release: 4/24/2018 What: The Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference 2018 When: Saturday, May 19 10AM-4PM Where: Forester Student Services Center, Community College of Allegheny…

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Each One, Teach One Conference to Present Powerful Segment about Women In Media on Saturday, May 19, 2019

We have assembled an outstanding conference for this year. Our event brings together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.

PANEL: Women in Media. Since the beginning of Each One,Teach One we have featured women's voices. We are not following a current trend. This has been an important part of our conference from the start. We are still committed to sharing their expeirences of most of all, their truth. We have assembled an amazing group for this year.
Time of panel TBA.

Forester Student Services Center / Community College of Allegheny County- Allegheny
The center of activity the campus is the Foerster Student Services Center. The 52,000-square-foot campus hub unites under one roof essential services such as enrollment and financial aid, and includes classrooms, dining facilities, a large, computer lab and a 264-seat theatre/auditorium.
Located on Pittsburgh's North Shore and surrounded by PNC Park, West Park and Heinz Field, CCAC's Allegheny Campus provides academic programs in many disciplines and dozens of continuing education classes.

The hours of the Event?
10 AM- 3:30 PM

Our participants for this year are:

Danielle Maggio, BETTY DAVIS, THEY SAY I"M DIFFERENT- AssociateProducer

Currently pursuing her PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh, Maggio’s research examines soul and funk music as a lived cultural practice, an artistic genre, a marketable commodity, and an important historical site for the articulation of gender, race and class in American popular culture.


Jacquea Mae, 1Hood Media, musician / vocalist

Singer, actress & creative artist, Jacquea Mae has been featured at many venues, festivals, theatrical productions, open mics & more, throughout the city of Pittsburgh & beyond.


Lauren Goshinski, PFPCA Director of Exhibitions / VIA Festival / girlFx

Recognized by THUMP as one of the “Top 50 Women Making Noise”, Goshinski curates and guides PFPCA’s public exhibitions & events, and is also an independent curator, promoter, and DJ who works at the intersection of music, performance, and the moving image. She co-founded the ambitious VIA Festival in Pittsburgh, which has garnered international acclaim for its unique intersection of local and international audio-visual scenes, and has been recognized by Female:Pressure as a leading festival for gender parity across its programs. Goshinski is also a founding member of girlFx, a femme-centered DJ collective with residency nights at Ace Hotel and Hot Mass.


Sarah Huny Young, American Woman

sarah huny young is an award-winning creative director, interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and New Yorker who moved to Pittsburgh in 2014. Her current project of note, AMERICAN WOMAN, is a portrait and interview series about Black American women that was awarded the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant. huny is also a member of an advisory board at Carnegie Museum of Art, one of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's "12 People to Meet in Pittsburgh 2018", and #72 on The Root 100, an annual list of the most influential African-Americans.


Kahmeela Adams, RuggedAngel Productions

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C.Denise Johnson

C. Denise Johnson is a wordsmith, griot and an independent communications professional with 30+ years of public involvement, advocacy and journalism experience. She has been published internationally and has served as an editor for five Black-owned publications, produced radio programs, and worked as TV news writer.Denise is the founder of Drumbeat Communications. Drumbeat Communications is a dynamic enterprise providing media and public relations, publicity, multiculturalism, Environmental Justice public involvement and outreach, artist development, special project and community advisory consultancy. Denise designs and implements outreach, public relations and marketing campaigns for local, regional and national clients, non-profits organizations and businesses, as well as freelance writing and editing. Specialty includes target marketing to non-traditional and underserved constituencies. She is a returning presenter/panelist.


Tene Croom

Tené Croom,co-chair of the Black Press Task Force for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), is a veteran broadcast journalist and public relations executive. After majoring in English at Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee and taking writing courses at the University of Tennessee, Croom began her long career in radio in 1977 at WRKB Radio – then the only black-owned cable radio station in the country. She started in broadcast radio in 1978 as a disc jockey and news anchor at WJBE-AM, which was owned and operated by James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul.” From 1983 until 2011, she worked at American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) – 17 of those years she was Director of News. She left in August 2011 to start her own communications/marketing company. Tené is now President of Tené Croom Communications and has had as clients Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP, Black Stuntmen’s Association, actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka, among others. She is also a freelance correspondent for National Newspaper Publishing Association (NNPA) newspapers, including The New Pittsburgh Courier,, Radio/TV Business Report (, and Onyx Woman magazine. Tene has been on BBC London’s Dotun Adebayo Show as a regular and other BBC radio shows discussing hot-button urban issues happening in the United States. She has also been featured on “The Perri Small Show” on Chicago’s WVON-AM – giving insight on headline making news of the day.This is her third appearance at our annual conference.

We certainly hope you will attend our annual event by registering at our sites:

Co Sponsors:
The Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service, The New Pittsburgh Courier, Morningstar Productions / Black Music Education Project.

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I wanted to go back in the conference archives to show those who want to support our efforts and to those who want to know what goes on, a look at some of ou...

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i,m a Ugandan radio presenter at jazz fm and i,m interested in taking part in this confrence I would love to meet and to learn more about black music