Got Musical Talent and Financial Constraints?

Music Doing Good believes that students who wish to deepen their instrumental or vocal studies through private lessons should have the opportunity to do so.  Houston-area students in 6th-12th grade, who are passionate about music, are encouraged to apply for Music Doing Good Scholarships, which provide funding for private lessons, music workshops and tuition through educational institutions. “While we want to support and encourage all students with exceptional musical abilities, evidence of self-motivation and financial need play large roles in the jury’s decisions and the way that scholarship funds are distributed,” remarks program director, Rodney Waters. Students and parents can learn about the requirements and download the application materials at http://musicdoinggood.org/~musicdoinggood/scholarships.html.

Materials must be submitted electronically or received by mail on or before Friday, March 20, 2015. The address for submission is 4203 Yoakum, Suite 200, 77006. Awards will be announced by email on Friday, April 3, 2015.  The awards ceremony for 2015 winners and concert featuring recipients of the 2014 scholarships will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 2:00 pm.

Scholarships range from $250 to $1500.  Jurors include Houston Symphony members Brinton Averil Smith (Principal Cello) and Judy Dines (Second Flute) as well as Music Doing Good board members Carrie Woliver and Ed Jensen.

“My summer at Aspen was transformative in almost every way, and without the help of Music Doing Good, it would have been more difficult for my family to weather the great expense. My dearest thanks. Please let me know of any outreach or performing opportunities in which I could do good with my music; I am eager to play and spread good things.” – Noah Alden Hardaway, Scholarship Recipient.

For any additional information on the Music Doing Good Student Scholarship Program, contact Rodney Waters at Rodney@musicdoinggood.org.

Music Doing Good is a nonprofit arts organization that inspires and transforms children’s lives through innovative, music-based programming and performance experiences. The outreach programs bring musical enrichment to children in Houston’s most disadvantaged communities. The programs use music to stimulate minds, spark creativity and ignite imagination.

Music Doing Good in Schools engages the whole child in an after-school music and theater program designed to educate and empower participants, culminating in student-driven performance at the Hobby Center.

Music Doing Good with Instruments provides free gently-used instruments to underserved children and underfunded school districts.

Music Doing Good touches the lives of thousands of individuals annually as we strive to create a world where we all live in concert.

To arrange interviews or for high resolution photos, please call Julie Lambert at 713.715.4923 or Julie@musicdoinggood.org.