Gifts to the Community Music School
A gift to the Lawrence Community Music School helps us with our projects and programs. This is the area of most urgent budgetary need during the 2021-22 program year, since our costs are higher than projected due to COVID-19 and we will have limited concert ticket revenue. Innovative projects and safety precautions like air filters are unbudgeted expenses; as a nonprofit organization, we rely on your donations to succeed.
Tutti Scholarship and Endowment Funds
The Lawrence Community Music School is committed to providing music instruction to every student regardless of family income level. National research shows that music instruction creates strong and measurable gains for everyone—not just those who display a talent for music—in foundational skills such as pattern recognition, reasoning, and confidence. Whether a toddler-caregiver pair in Early Childhood Music, an elementary school singer in Girl Choir, a middle school student in gamelan, or a high school student in private lessons, each student deserves access to musical instruction that helps them express and explore their musicality.
In 2003, the Tutti (the Italian term for "everyone together") Scholarship Fund was born to support this goal. This is the fund that currently provides our annual tuition assistance awards. We also recognize the importance of looking to the future. With that idea in mind, the Community Music School has launched the most ambitious fundraising initiative in our history, with a goal of $1 million to endow the Tutti Scholarship Endowment Fund. Success will ensure we can provide music education to every student for years to come.
With your help, the Tutti Funds will provide...
- Access to music instruction for 1 in 10 Community Music School students annually who would otherwise be unable to afford music instruction
- The preparation required for these students to join a musical community after high school
- A legacy of music-making in our community