Classical Radio Station Distributes over $18,000 in grants to Support Music Education
WAKE FOREST, NC (July 7, 2022). Seven area non-profit musical organizations won a combined total of over $18,000 in grants from the WCPE Education Fund. The grants will help fund music lessons for underprivileged children, scholarships, a symphony outreach program for four-year-olds in Head Start programs, and money for instrument repairs.
The seven winning non-profits are:
1. Musical Empowerment
2. Community Music School, Raleigh
3. Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
4. North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
5. Dare County Youth Orchetra
6. Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
7. SKJAJA Fund
After a competitive grant cycle, these organizations were chosen based on how their projects will have the most impact on students. Each of these organizations is dedicated to helping children experience the joy of music by providing accessible, affordable lessons and meaningful performance opportunities. All of this is made possible by listeners of The Classical Station who set aside a portion of their gift to fund musical education in our communities.
The Classical Station began broadcasting as WCPE in 1978. More than forty years later it has grown to be an international broadcaster, with its home in Wake Forest, North Carolina and a listenership that extends worldwide. The Education Fund was founded to empower musical non-profits to share a love and appreciation of music with the community, and to continue the vision of The Classical Station’s founder, Deborah Proctor, to make classical musical available to all.
Dan McHugh, chair of the Education Fund and Membership Director at WCPE, The Classical Station, said “Thanks to all of the donors at The Classical Station for helping to make this possible. We awarded more money this year than any other year thanks to the generosity of our listeners. More than ever, supporting music education is essential. I am so glad that the money will go towards music lessons for kids that might not otherwise be able to afford lessons, to provide scholarships, support masterclasses, and so much more.”