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Welcome to our news section, where you can learn more about the latest news at HGMA via our newsletter or in the press! 

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Congratulations to our Executive Director!

Boston Arts Academy awards Gerami Groover-Flores their 2023 Come Dream With Us Award.

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Boston Arts Academy awarded our Executive Director and BAA alumna Gerami Groover-Flores their first Come Dream With Us Award! This award honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes its recipient's commitment to working towards a dream, all evident in Gerami's work in her community in Roxbury.

Meet Our New Board Members

HGCMA welcomes our two new board members, Roger H. Brown and Mark Sibold.

Roger H. Brown


Roger H. Brown is the President Emeritus of Berklee College of Music, the world’s leading institution of higher learning in contemporary music. Under Brown’s leadership, the amount of scholarship and financial aid available to Berklee students has increased by over 750 percent, growing from $9 million to over $80 million, aiding in the advancement of Berklee’s International Network and the national expansion of the City Music Program. 

Brown also led the college in completing two large capital campaigns, including Berklee’s first capital campaign, Giant Steps, in 2011, which raised $54 million, Brown launched the institution’s second campaign, Soundbreaking, in 2014, which raised $160 million. In addition, Brown helped lead the college to expand its offerings by creating Berklee’s international campuses in Valencia, Spain and Abu Dhabi, as well as establishing Master’s programs. In 2016, he oversaw Berklee's merger with the Boston Conservatory to create the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. Brown is also the co-founder of Bright Horizons, the world’s largest provider of worksite childcare and early education with 750 high-quality centers across the globe. With a B.A. in Physics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Davidson College and an M.B.A. from Yale University, Brown is also an award winning Percussionist, Composer, Producer and committed philanthropist.

Mark Sibold


Mark Sibold earned his baccalaureate degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Economics in the Colgate University (Magna Cum Laude) class of 2019. He also minored in Mandarin. He has spent the past three years working at Deloitte Consulting in New York City. Mark’s work at Deloitte has focused exclusively on healthcare, advising clients on large scale strategy transformations aimed at improving quality of care for members. Mark has been involved in the performing arts since childhood, most recently having performed with the Wellesley High School Keynote Singers, Boston Pops, and the Colgate Thirteen Acapella group, to name a few. Today, Sibold is currently pursuing his J.D. with plans to practice Intellectual Property/Privacy & Health Law, Mark is an advocate for equity in healthcare for underserved communities.

HG in the Media

Take a scroll to catch up on what is going on at HG and our feature on different news outlets.

GBH News

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The HG Drumline is filling the streets of Boston with music that is not so common in the northern part of the country. Read, listen and watch how this ensemble of youth in Roxbury are preserving and celebrating marching style drumming within Black musical traditions.

GBH Boston Public Radio

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Leave it to HGCMA to bring a drumline to a library! Watch and listen as Gerami Groover-Flores and Dr. Price, Dean of Berklee's Center for Africana Studies, and Khristian Dentley from Take 6 have a chat with Jim and Margery on our upcoming Make Them Hear You fundraising concert. Plus, there's a live performance of our HG Drumline at the Boston Public Radio.

The Boston Globe

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Check us out on WCVB 5 Chronicle to hear straight from our students! It is going to be a year since United Parish in Brookline chose our organization to be the recipient of their Negro Spiritual Royalty Project. So much has been accomplished since then to continue the preservation of Black music.

WPKZ FM Live with Take 6 + Gerami Groover-Flores

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This year we are honoring Patrice Rushen with our 2023 Make Them Hear You award at this year's fundraising concert! Khristian Dentley from Take 6 and Gerami Groover-Flores from HGCMA talk about their admiration of Patrice Rushen and the impact she has has on Black music, as well as what music means to both of their lives.

The Bay State Banner

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Our Executive Director Gerami Groover-Flores, Patrice Rushen and Alvin Chea from Take 6 talk about the excitement building up as we near our 2023 Make Them Hear You fundraising concert! Read to learn more about how HGCMA is expanding to continue the work of providing opportunities to youth in the community to learn Black music and succeed in their musical journeys. Listen to their discussion with host Sherman Whitman!

Boston WCBV 5 Chronicle

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Check us out on WCVB 5 Chronicle to hear straight from our students! It is going to be a year since United Parish in Brookline chose our organization to be the recipient of their Negro Spiritual Royalty Project. So much has been accomplished since then to continue the preservation of Black music.

The Boston Globe

Black News Hour

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Tiana Woodard and Greg Lee from The Boston Globe's Black News Hour sat down with Gerami to talk about the importance of preserving Black music and how Hamilton-Garrett has been doing so in the Grove Hall community for the past 20 years.

The Bay State Banner

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As the HG Academy celebrates its 20th anniversary and the 100 birth anniversary of its co-founder Ruth Hamilton, our Executive Director Gerami Groover-Flores sat down to talk about HG's history in the Roxbury community.

Negro Spirituals Royalty Project

Hamilton-Garrett is excited to be the first recipient of the Negro Spirituals Royalty Project in partnership with United Parish in Brookline. Read below for articles on this journey.

Student Spotlight

Here is where you can watch what our students have to say about their experience at the HGCMA and their performances.

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Student Concert

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