real-world opportunities for our students

Giving our RSA students real-world opportunities 

In 2020, we launched RSA Live!, the virtual sister-program of our Rebel Song Academy. Beginning as a way to operate during the COVID pandemic, RSA Live! has evolved from virtual chats with industry professionals to include real-world LIVE performance opportunities for our students!


We give students/alumni real world opportunities to perform their music at concerts and events including Crossroads Music Fest, Plaza Art Fair, Celebrate AMERI’KANA Music and Arts Festival and many more!


We also connect students virtually with nationally-renown mentors to work directly with young artists of all backgrounds, empowering them, through music, to write their own success stories. Our industry-professional mentors work directly with students, lead activities and answer questions about the music industry.

About RSA Live!

Through our nine years of work in the community, we learned that songwriting and other artistic expressions instill self-confidence, discipline, and entrepreneurial skills. RSA Live! serves as an accessible link between students and their creative potential, acting as a pathway to our Rebel Song Academy, a more in-depth exploration of students’ young artistry.

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus, Andy Vargas of Santana, Kevin Morby, The Greeting Committee and other nationally recognized musical artists are ready and willing to share their experiences with our young artists. Ultimately, we diversified and increased our award-winning team of mentors from across the music industry with the launch of RSA Live!

Our industry-professional mentors will work directly with students and answer questions in during this virtual youth music program. You won’t want to miss the great guest mentors we have in store!

90.9 The Bridge

We’ve partnered with 90.9 The Bridge to co-host our RSA Live! streams and feature them on air monthly! The Bridge archives the streams to be enjoyed for years to come.

2021 RSA Live! 

Many thanks to our stellar mentors and our wonderful students – we had a blast!



“RSA Live was one of the few things I truly looked forward to in 2020” – Julia Reynolds, AM Student


The RSA Live! series is sponsored by InterUrban Arthouse, Music Across Borders and Lifted Logic.

Make your mark through a donation

It is through the support of the community that makes it possible for us to deliver the best possible curriculum to our students. Your contribution will have a lasting impact on the lives of those we are mentoring. We thank you for your support of the next generation of creative artists.