December 3, 2019
We’re proud to be part of the #GivingTuesday global movement for generosity. On December 3, 2019, people around the world will take a break from shopping to support their communities.
Today, more than 1,000 people make music each year through Upper Valley Music Center programs. Thousands of people hear concerts given by students and faculty. Students spend over 12,000 hours in lessons, classes, and rehearsals.
But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. As one parent put it,
“My daughter loves to play music. She doesn’t always love to practice, but when she figures out something new on her own and then runs to show me or my wife, she radiates pride and joy. There is nothing else that she does that asks so much of her and gives her so much in return.”
Our supporters have created a vibrant hub of music education in the Upper Valley where toddlers, school children, adults and seniors all make music.
Support from individuals means that our partnerships with 37 arts, social service, and civic organizations will continue to provide unique and powerful music education experiences for the whole community.
And crucially, your support means that children can receive tuition assistance, enabling them to experience the countless benefits of music education. More people seek music education every year, and each year we increase our budget for tuition assistance – a $5,000 increase in this year alone.