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M.E. & You: September Newsletter
In this issue: 
  • Classical Music Month
  • From the Blog - ME & COVID
  • Meredith Richard Scholarship Fund
  • Meet our New Board Members 
  • Partner with us

 
 September = Classical Music Month  
 
Celebrate with us by listening to 89.7 WCPE The classical Station! They provide free classical music 24/7 that is wonderful to have on when you make dinner, relax on a drive, put the baby to sleep, or helping to focus during the work day. Our friends at The Classical Station have been great supporters of Musical Empowerment over the years. The WCPE Education Fund has granted financial support and instrument donations have helped eliminate barriers for children who enroll in our Instrument Lending Program.
From the Blog: ME & COVID 

Regardless of socioeconomic status and race, music continues to be a universal language by which we communicate while mentorship supports emotional well-being and increases resilience. It’s difficult to imagine missing music and mentorship due to inequalities and lack of access. Musical Empowerment has partnered with Google Fiber, Wake Forest University, and Oak Foundation to address the digital divide facing students in need.

Corporate, Institutional and Foundational support has helped Musical Empowerment bridge the gaps in technology by providing access to online learning for each and every one of our families. From laptops, to high-speed internet connectivity, to teacher training and virtual resources, this collaboration will have a lasting impact on our pairs and provide countless opportunities in the future.
Read about one of our WFU pairs teaching from across the globe!
Meredith Richard Scholarship Fund

The Meredith Richard Scholarship Fund was started in 2019 in honor of Musical Empowerment's first Executive Director. Scholarship winners are funded for professional private lessons for one year with a teacher of their choice.

Last year, Melodie Tun (pictured below) was the scholarship winner and she continues to grow into an incredible musician.

This year, we are able to honor two new scholarship winners. Applications are opening October 1st and will be due December 15th. Winners will be announced in January 2021. We look forward to your applications! 
Listen to Melodie's Original Song!
Applications for Computers
We still have 10 refurbished, free laptops available for ME families to use for lessons.

Fill out this application to claim one today! 
Meet our New Board Members
Thank you to our incredible volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors! 
Partner with us - Donate today!
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