Bridgetown recording artist Shea Rose is the newest member of the Over My Shoulder Foundation Family. Through her music-based outreach programs, she has shown her dedication to fostering relationships with others and serving as a mentor to enact social change.
In the coming weeks, Rose will be headed to Barbados to join the International Artist & Residency Program at Fresh Milk Art Platform, where she will be exploring the themes of musical and cultural identity through performance and presenting workshops to school-aged children in Barbados.
The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts.
Rose has previously worked with local, national and international organizations through her outreach initiative, “My Angel Wears a Fro,” which she uses to promote social change through music. Through these organizations, Rose has volunteered, performed, and presented lectures, workshops and clinics.
While at the Berklee College of Music, Shea Rose received the Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award for her demonstration of outstanding achievement in research, civic engagement and performance relating to music and society. She was the President of The Movement, an organization which employed music-based service initiatives to serve the Boston community. The Movement paired students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers with local groups so that they could share their knowledge and set examples as leaders to Boston-area students.
We are thrilled to have Shea Rose join the OMSF team. Her unique perspective is sure to help us grow in our efforts to provide guidance and promote mentorship in our community.