The UMFA board is excited to announce the creation of a new scholarship program to support local flute students in their musical studies. We are calling all flutists to help us kick off the fundraising effort by participating in a Marathon Flute Concert at the Mall of America (Sears Court) on Saturday, January 31st from approximately 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. (Stay tuned for information on a soon-to-be-revealed exciting grand finale!)
We want YOU to play! Everyone, from beginner students to professional flutists, is encouraged to perform in the concert. (We’d love to have some ensembles that include non-flutists, too.) Each participant must fundraise a minimum of $25 to perform in the concert. All proceeds go towards the new scholarship program. Instrument donations (both flutes and non-flutes) are welcome as well.
We also need YOUR help! Please let us know if you are willing to assist with a specific task such as coordinating time slots, assisting with publicity, recruiting performers, or finding corporate sponsors. Please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help.
As a part of the scholarship program, UMFA is building a new partnership with the MusicLink Foundation, which supports music students by loaning instruments and helping with costs of items and opportunities such as music, supplies, and summer camps. (If you cannot play on our UMFA Marathon Flute Concert, or if you want to perform twice, please consider joining the MusicLink Playathon the next weekend!) UMFA is also exploring possible partnerships with other organizations to ensure that the instruments will be distributed to students who would otherwise have no access to musical instruments and training.