Six area non-profit musical organizations won a combined total of over $10,000 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 six winning non-profits are:
- Young Musicians of Alamance
- Community Music School, Raleigh
- North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
- Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
- Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
- SKJAJA Fund
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 ten percent of their gift to fund musical education in our communities.
The Classical Station began broadcasting as WCPE, a small “mom and pop” station 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 “I am so excited for all of the organizations because this money will help them to continue offering music lessons to students in need. Many of these organizations are continuing their classes via virtual lessons. Thanks to all of the members of The Classical Station who support the Education Fund and to my fellow committee members for making this all possible.”