LMTA Music Outreach Program will help host a fundraising party at the Kuck MotorSports Museum on May 29 Give to Lincoln Day
Post date: May 22, 2014 3:36:48 PM
The Lincoln Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) will participate in the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Give to Lincoln Day on May 29 by joining with the Lincoln Youth Symphony, Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, Angels Theatre Company, and the Nebraska Chamber Players to host a free party for the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kuck MotorSports Museum, 2251 Humphrey Avenue.
Give to Lincoln Day is a 24-hour day of giving which will start at 12:00 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2013. For every donation made that day, the supported organization will receive a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match pool. You may donate online by going to www.GiveToLincoln.com and choosing the organization(s) of your choice. The Lincoln Community Foundation office will also receive gifts from individuals who prefer to donate in person.
Or you may come to the Kuck MotorSports Museum party. A donation of $20.00 is appreciated, and a donation of any amount will be appreciated. Computers will also be available to donate to the organization(s) of your choice.
**Music, wine & cheese, desserts, and cool cars provided**
More information for the host organizations for the Kuck MotorSports Museum party may be found at:
About the Lincoln Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program
The LMTA Music Outreach Program serves low income or at-risk school-aged students who desire to pursue music study, but whose families cannot afford lessons. LMTA-MOP has been active in Lincoln since 1997. During this time students have had the opportunity to take private or small group lessons in their choice of instrument. Several Lincoln businesses offer free sheetmusic, instrument tuning and repair free or at a reduced cost. Donated pianos are stored by Dietze Music House and delivered to families who need an instrument. Cgsmusic offers reduced-price stringed instruments for students. The collaboration with community businesses helps to make the program a success.
LMTA pays each teacher a reasonable fee for the lessons they teach. This is made possible by grants from Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln Arts Council, Cooper Foundation and the Lincoln Community Foundation. Private donations and fundraisers make up the balance of the yearly cost of lessons and other expenses.
LMTA-MOP families must be eligible for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Without help most of them would not be able to afford private music lessons for their children. This program can provide a life-line to those students who may otherwise not have the means to reach their full potential.