The Music Fund has been involved in music education since its founding in 1976. In 2019, we began work to secure funding for more focused, outcome-driven programming. The pandemic made 'outside' groups in schools a near impossibility, and the programming was shelved for two years.
We are elated to begin working with our regional school districts once again.
October 2022, with the Athena String Quartet in the Shaker Schools performing a program of Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, and William Grant Still.
From November 2022 through January 2023, the Black Squirrel Winds and the BlueWater Brass were 'in residence' at Beachwood High School, working with young wind and brass students and student ensembles in preparation for Ohio Music Education Association Solo/Ensemble regional competition.
In collaboration with Disciples Christian Church Community Arts Center, special performances followed by q+a sessions for the were made open to students in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs.
Chris Coles Nine Lives Project March 2023