Rhymesayers emcee Psalm One is joining with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and America SCORES to embark on a nine city tour during which she will be mentoring elementary and middle school students in low-income neighborhoods.

On September 26 she will begin the tour, working with students in Milwaukee at Riley Elementary School where she will spend two days writing a song with the students. This will be followed by a day in Tanner Monagle Studio recording the song. She will also be stopping in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, Boston, and her hometown of Chicago for similar three-day stints. During her final stop, she will also be working at The Avalon School with the Rhyme School mentoring program.

This is not Psalm One’s first time working with America SCORES. Since 2008 she has been mentoring children through coaching soccer, teaching poetry, and writing songs. Two of those songs, “Going Smart” (along with students from Reach Academy in the San Francisco Bay area) and “Fly Imaginary Cars” (with the students from Pope Elementary in Chicago) can be found on ASCAP Songwriter Residency compilation albums.

Listen to “Going Smart”
Listen to “Fly Imaginary Cars”

The dates on the tour are:

Milwaukee

September 26 & 27: James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

September 28: Tanner Monagle Studio

Seattle

October 3 & 4: Roxhill Elementary School

October 5: TBD

San Francisco

October 6 & 10: Cleveland Elementary School

October 11: Different Fur Studios

Denver

October 12 & 13: Knapp Elementary School

October 17: Side 3 Studios

Washington DC

October 18 & 19: TBD

October 20: TBD

Atlanta

November 7 & 9: Carter G. Woodson Elementary School

November 10: TBD

New York City

November 28 & 29: The winning school in the America SCORES poetry slam team competition.

November 30:

Boston

December 5 & 6: TBD

December 7: TBD

Chicago

December 8 & 12: TBD

December 13: CRC Studios

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