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Project Heart Beat 2022 dates and details will be announced shortly

If there was ever a time for artists to partner with educators, it’s now. If there was ever a time for artists to breathe life and hope into families, we are living in it. Our children distance learn in their homes, missing their friends and the creative outlets they find in public spaces. Parents work hard to juggle schedules and learn new technology. Educators work tirelessly to provide inroads for our children to engage in new ways.


In collaboration with local schools, educators, and parents, Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation will launch a poetry contest for local schools—grades 3 through 8. Poems will be based on the themes of HOPE, FRIENDSHIP, and COURAGE. Two winners from each participating school and grade will be submitted to the foundation at the end of April, 2021. From there, a team of local musicians and songwriters will write songs using the lyrics of the students’ poetry. The project will culminate on the last weekend in June with a live concert celebrating and honoring the students. At the concert, awards will be given in the form of instruments, vocal lessons, guitar and piano lessons, music education, and gift certificates to local restaurants, retailers, and music stores.

2021 Professional songwriters included:

Scott Paul Graham

Jessica Malone

Kevin Marcy

Todd Morgan

John Voelz

Interested in participating?

Email us at to join in!

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