POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Ali Cultural Arts is proud to announce that they will be launching “Miss Masters: Audio Engineering at the Ali” in spring 2017. This hand-on training opportunity empowers girls for careers as audio engineers, music producers and DJs.

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The launch of this program is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. The $60,000 challenge grant was awarded to Ali Cultural Arts / Pompano Beach CRA on November 28, 2016 at ceremony at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that brings South Florida together through the arts.

“We are committed to enriching our community through the arts, and this grant will allow us to launch an innovative program that combines the arts with technology,” said Cherolyn Davis, Ali’s director. “With Knight Foundation’s support, young girls in Pompano Beach and the North Broward area will have an exciting new opportunity to excel.”

The Miss Masters curriculum will be designed in partnership with Girls Make Beats, Inc. (GMB) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Miami-Dade County. The program, offered to girls ages 7 and up, will be conducted by GMB President, Tiffany Miranda. Miranda holds Avid Certified Pro Tools “User” and “Operator Music” level certification. She has more than a decade of experience as an engineer and accomplished recording artist and producer. Her credits include working with Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and with world class recording studios such as The Hit Factory, Circle House, Studio Center and others.

GMB’s partnership with Pro Media Training provides the ability to train individuals, based on a curriculum provided by Pro Tools parent company, Avid Education. Avid Education offers a full menu of certifications, providing an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals. Participants in the “Miss Masters” program will gain preliminary training, laying the groundwork for those who wish to pursue advanced Avid Education training and certifications in the future.

For more information about the program launch, please visit or call 954-786-7876.

About Ali Cultural Arts:

Ali Cultural Arts is a platform to enrich the community through the performing and visual arts. Intimate musical performances bring the community together and visual art exhibitions engage patrons in creative dialogue as they enjoy the eclectic mix of programming. The building itself is significant, as it represents the history of the African American community in Pompano Beach, once boarding famous African American jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation:

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

*PHOTO Caption: Tiffany Miranda and students from the program.

News Source: Ali Cultural Arts Center