|The Billingsley School of Music & Arts, Inc. is officially a tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization!|
The journey started on Tuesday, October 2nd 2012.
I left everything comfortable and familiar for a road much less traveled through rough terrain. Since making that decision there have been some really hard days, but the amazing days definitely outweigh the bad.
On Friday, March 22nd I received yet another rainbow! BSOMA's official acceptance letter from the IRS. We obtained our 501(c)(3) status in less than 6 months.
The Dream Team
Three days after receiving our 501(c)(3) acceptance letter we assembled a team of arts & community all-stars to help guide, enhance and refine the BSOMA vision and plan for the community.
The Dream Team consisted of 20 of the top artists, educators, and community activists from all across the metro.
The intelligence, synergy and creativity in the room was beyond amazing! And the BSOMA Board of Directors were also on hand giving their insight as well.
The Dream Team Roster
Judge LaJune Lange
Judge. 4th Judicial District Court. Adjunct Professor. Civic Education. Lecturer
Dr. Kathy Thomsen
Associate Professor of Music & Fine Arts. Dalcroze Eurhythmics. President of Dalcroze Society of America.
Mad Dads. Community Activist. Youth & Community Outreach. Trailblazer. Pioneer.
World Touring Jazz Artist. Educator. Actor. Singer. Clinician. Moore By Four. Sounds of Blackness.
Diversity Director. Beauty Consultant. Youth Advocate.
World Touring Drummer. Mint Condition. The BoomBox Music Company. Producer.
Visual Arts. Educator. Angel. Motivator. Kid-Magnet. Visual Creator.
Nonprofit Expert. Entrepreneur. Choreographer. Brilliant.
Musician Extraordinaire. Shiloh Baptist Church. Songwriter. Producer
Director. Clinical Supervisor. Early Childhood Mental Health. Professional Development Training.
Executive Director of Imani Youth & Family Services. Mental Health. Youth & Family. Public Policy Advocate.
Visionary. Businesswoman. Dreamer. Writer. Playwright.
Art. Social Justice. Education. Youth Work.
Marketing. Branding. Youth Leadership.
Dance. Youth Motivator. Community Activist.
Young Life Twin Cities Director. Theological Seminary. Youth Mentorship.
|Jovianni Davis, a talented young pianist and former student of Mr. Billingsley|