Chrysler Elementary and Detroit School of Arts awarded grants for music programs by Give a Note Foundation and 21st Century Fox

IMG_8446Chrysler Elementary School and Detroit School of Arts are among 16 schools nationwide to receive $3,000 grants awarded by the Give a Note Foundation through a donation made by 21st Century Fox. Representatives from both Give a Note and Fox, including Roop Raj and Amy Andrews, visited both schools on Thursday, October 1 for a special ceremony with performances by student ensembles.

This past June, at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Assembly, Give a Note Foundation board member Beth Slusher along with Fox 5 DC anchor Lauren DeMarco for 21st Century Fox, announced the schools receiving the 2015 grants. The funds are used to help teachers boost their music programs and reach more students with quality music education.

About Give a Note
Give a Note Foundation was created in 2011 by the leaders of the National Association for Music Education. Give a Note is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that remains affiliated with the association. The foundation was established to support and strengthen music education programs to ensure that all children have access to the life-changing benefits of music study.

The mission of the Michigan Music Education Association is to advance the quality of music education in Michigan. MMEA offers professional development workshops throughout the state and performance opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students. MMEA has a strong history of providing state and national advocacy/legislative support and outreach to pre-service, current and retired Michigan music educators of all experience levels. MMEA is a proud state-affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Learn more about Give a Note by visiting www.giveanote.org.

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