Partners and Contributors


The Learning Maestros provides tools to inspire students, teachers, and adults to explore connections among the arts, sciences, the environment, social conscience, and diverse cultures. Founded by the acclaimed composer and educator Bruce Adolphe and cultural impresario Julian Fifer, TLM assembles scientists, artists, writers, and educators to create interdisciplinary learning guides, music, dialogue, and video for classrooms, cultural institutions, the home, and web TV.

Their many collaborations with leading cultural and educational institutions include a one-act opera about Marian Anderson to celebrate the 70th anniversary of her Lincoln Memorial concert, with a libretto by Director Carolivia Herron. This libretto, Let Freedom Sing: The Story of Marian Anderson has been published for high school students with illustrations by Keshini Ladduwahetty.


The following organizations have contributed valuable insights in developing the EpicCenter and have already expressed an interest in working with EpicCenter Stories and The Learning Maestros further:

  • Arizona Public Schools, Phoenix AZ
  • Bank Street School, New York, NY
  • District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington DC
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Howard University School of Education, Washington, DC
  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY
  • New York City Public Schools, New York, NY
  • Potomac Anacostia Ultimate Story Exchange (PAUSE, Washington, DC
  • Project Humanities of Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library,  New York, NY
  • Takoma Theater Conservancy, Washington, DC
  • University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Many individuals have contributed contributions in kind and their support is also invaluable.