IN A DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATE, THE D’ADDARIO MUSIC FOUNDATION QUIETLY CONTINUES ITS TRADITION OF SUPPORTING MUSIC EDUCATION AND MUSIC MAKING IN THE US AND ABROAD
FARMINGDALE, NY, April 20, 2010 - Since its inception nearly three decades ago, the D’Addario Music Foundation has offered significant support through its contributions to not-for-profit music education programs in the US and additionally all over the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Through the generous support of D’Addario and Company, the D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to organizations that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music making especially for those that might not otherwise have the opportunity. In 2009 alone, the foundation contributed to approximately 120 deserving organizations worldwide.
"There is no denying that music touches people and supporting music education programs that provide music making experiences in particular to youth is extremely gratifying work, says John D’Addario Jr., president of the D’Addario Music Foundation What I find inspiring and not at all surprising is, despite this difficult economic environment we are receiving more and more requests for support annually, a true testament to the belief and resolve that many hard-working people have about the transformative nature of music. Our ultimate hope is to have a small hand in creating more music makers, music teachers, and music advocates.”
Some of the recent endowment recipients The D’Addario Music Foundation is proud to support include:
Music Alliance, OHIO - Provides affordable band programs to low-income schools who cannot afford to provide their own, from elementary to high school. Currently, this organization supports over 950 students in 30 schools. For more information, visit http://www.musicallianceinc.org/
People’s Music School, ILLINOIS - PMS provides free, high-quality classical music instruction and performance opportunities to anyone five years and older in the area of classical music on violin, piano, percussion and guitar. People’s Music School provides after-school tuition-free music lessons to 450 different students. For more information on People’s Music School, please visit http://www.peoplesmusicschool.org/index.htm.
Alabama Blues Project. Through programs such as the after-school blues camp, The Alabama Blues Project offers youth, in particular at-risk children, the opportunity to learn blues music on the instrument of their choice while educating about the importance of our wonderful blues heritage. For more information, please visit http://www.alabamablues.org/state.htm.
For more information on the D’Addario Music Foundation, please visit www.daddariofoundation.org.