We welcome Erykah Badu, Common, Sheryl Crow, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, DJ Khaled, Skip Marley, Darryl McDaniels, Melle Mel, Margo Price, Rapsody, Gina Schock, Marty Stuart, and Taboo to the TeachRock Artist Council!

The Artist Council joins TeachRock's Founders Board of Steven Van Zandt, Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen to shine a light on TeachRock's mission and connect directly with students and educators who are benefiting from the curriculum.

"This Artist Council is the culmination of the outreach we've engaged in since establishing the Rock and Soul Forever Foundation and its TeachRock.org program over 10 years ago” says TeachRock founder Stevie Van Zandt.

"The Artist Council is an important step toward our long-term goal -- keeping the arts a vital part of public education by creating and distributing an innovative, transformative, and effective methodology for new and future generations, ultimately leading to drastically improved high school graduation rates. Our dream is that one day every artist will take the opportunity to visit a classroom, whether locally or on tour, anywhere in the world, and participate in a lesson plan using our curriculum. By adding the 14 talented musicians making up the Artist Council to our network of 60,000 teachers and 19 partner schools, we have made a significant step toward making this dream a reality."

Several Artist Council events will be announced in the coming months.