The Berklee City Music Network has a new member, 2xSalt, in Charlotte, North Carolina. At 2xSalt they reach youth and their families by positively impacting them with music, sports, mentoring and outreach programming. Their campus includes basketball courts, an indoor soccer field, weight room, dining area, performance space, a recording studio, and a computer lab on a 50,000 square foot center with 30 acres of land.
On Friday nights they host “Salt Shed.” An event that features music, poetry, and has an open mic. On our trip we were fortunate to be at the first Salt Shed, where we watched 2xSalt students, local musicians, including recording artist Gabriel Bello, and 2xSalt faculty Lathan Wood perform. All in attendance had a great time, and we highly recommend going if you are in Charlotte.
IIXMI (2xSalt Music Institute) is 2xSalt’s intensive music program where students take classes in theory, ear training, ensembles, and music production in Studio 5:13. Take a listen to some of the IIXMI students perform and speak about their experience at 2xSalt, and what it has done for them both musically and as individuals.