85th Anniversary, $8,500 in Donations to Local Music Organizations

In recognition of its 85th anniversary, Sarasota Music Club has selected 10 Sarasota and Manatee county organizations to receive $8,500 in donations. These nonprofit organizations share the club’s mission of promoting music education and/or performance.

“We received over 25 applications from local music organizations,” said Susan Hicks, Sarasota Music Club’s Communications Director. “The committee was happy to have so many good applications to choose from, but it made the selection difficult and we wished it was possible to have offered support to more organizations.”

The organizations selected to receive a $1,000 donation include:

   Key Chorale – For a Corporate Maestro’s Circle Sponsorship.

   The Pops Orchestra – To help support their collaboration with West Coast Black Theatre Troupe in “The Amazing Technicolors of Broadway” performances.

   Senior Friendship Centers – To help purchase tickets at reduced price to musical performances for those who cannot afford them.

   Sarasota Young Voices – To help fund their participation in the Sing a Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival in Denver, Colorado, in the Summer of 2015.

   Gloria Musicae – To provide funding for their Apprentice Program.

   Exsultate! Venice’s Chorale – To provide funding for an apprentice in their “Adopt an Apprentice” program.

   Artist Series Concerts – To help fund their program that takes professional musicians into area schools.

The organizations selected to receive a $500 donation include:

   The First Brass of Sarasota – To help provide free admission to concerts and family-friendly shows.

   Sigma Alpha Iota – To help with expenses for the Pat Stenberg Memorial Concert that helps sustain awards to music organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

   Belle Canto – To help fund expenses for Singspiration IV: A Salute To Spring, a collaboration with Sarasota Young Voices and the Sarasota Orchestra.

Congratulations to the selected organizations, and sincere thanks to all organizations that applied.

We hope to strengthen ties between Sarasota Music Club and all area music performance and education organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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