What is “The Gifts of Music”?
The Gifts of Music is a non-profit organization striving to keep music education and performance alive for Maine youth. As part of its mission, the organization has the following three primary objectives:
- To provide financial support to qualifying middle or high school-aged student musicians in the form of scholarships, for purposes of music lessons, music camps or workshops, or other extra-curricular music education opportunities. When funding permits, The Gifts of Music creates community music education opportunities for Maine youth such as the YMusic program.
- To solicit donations of used instruments to refurbish and provide to students and school music programs, via private music instructors or school music program directors.
- To provide grants to school music educators in Maine to help with unfunded operational expenses and extraordinary music education opportunities.