The Classical Station’s Education Fund Supports Six Organizations for 2019-20 Season
North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
We are pleased to continue funding Musical Empowerment, a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteer college students with young musicians. Their Music Mentorship Program has expanded to numerous college campus in North Carolina including NC State, UNC–Chapel Hill, High Point University, and East Carolina University.
The North Carolina Chamber Institute (NCCMI) provides merit scholarships to members of the WCPE String Quartet. NCCMI has expanded from its initial class of 13 students to 81 this year. Students also have access to master classes and performance opportunities around Raleigh.
Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
The WCPE Education Fund is excited to support the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra’s new Crescendo Project, which will serve 200 elementary school students in Vance and Franklin Counties. The students will have free after-school string lessons, opportunities they would not otherwise have.
Kidznotes received a grant that will go towards their Youth Development Program in Raleigh. Every student in the Kidznotes program receives over 200 hours of instruction and is provided an instrument. This year, 240 students will be enrolled in the program in Raleigh.
Young Musicians of Alamance
The Young Musicians of Alamance provides free after-school music lessons to under-privileged students in Burlington, NC. Elementary-, middle-, and high-school students are provided their own instruments and healthy snacks.
Community Music School
The Community Music School in Raleigh offers lessons for $1 to underprivileged students. They are beginning a new, tiered system of instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they move to their new location.
We are excited to partner with these nonprofit organizations and hope to fund more programs next year. You can help the WCPE Education Fund support more students by allocating ten percent of your donation to the fund. The Classical Station is dedicated to supporting our classical community and encouraging our next generation of musicians.