Gratz Opus 118, both the retail store and teaching studio, is going to be closed March 14-31 due to the ever-changing situation with the coronavirus and out of abundance of caution. Any questions please call 219-462-4573 as a resource for further information. Students will be contacted by their individual teachers. People needing special orders of music may call the store at 219-885-8445 to leave the order and they will be contacted back. Do not use that number to call Gratz, but if you see it on your caller ID, know that it is a representative from Gratz.          
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Adeline C. Erwin’s Story
 Friday, September 27, 2019
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Adeline C. Erwin’s Story

Adeline Erwin, Judy’s mother, was an African American school girl in the 1930’s. She felt like she didn’t belong. In those days, elementary schools were segregated, but high school was not. Adeline felt awkward walking the halls of her Topeka Kansas, the capital of the state, which in 1954 would become world renowned for the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. This is the Supreme Court case that officially ended segregation of schools in the U.S high school. She was taller than her peers and the target of racism from students and teachers. But her choir teacher saw beyond Adeline’s appearance. She saw the gift of music beaming from Adeline’s spirit.

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