5 Ways to Support Music Education this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. This is the perfect time to show some love and support the music organizations you are most passionate about. Ignited by global activism, Giving Tuesday began as way to combat the consumerism of Cyber Monday and Black Friday and has asked folks to think about growing our communities and supporting those that need the most help.

Support your favorite music organizations this #GivingTuesday and help keep our music communities strong.

Consider the following places to donate:

1. Your local school music program

Even if they’re not doing a #GivingTuesday campaign, what better way to support music education than in your home town!

Check out this great example of how a local band is using Giving Tuesday to help their program.

A number of marching band students wearing white and red uniforms, with tall hats and plumes, standing in front of a brick building.

 

2. Music nonprofits in your city or state

Music nonprofits often provide lessons and additional instruction to young people who don't have music classes in school, as well as to adults and underserved populations. 

In our hometown of Boston, there are number of awesome music nonprofits that are doing great work like Zumix, Community Music Center of Boston, and Music & Youth!

 

3. Church/Religious music programs

Do you belong to a religious organization that has a music program? Donate to support music in all areas of your life!

 

4. Your state’s music educators association

Music educators associations support music teachers at all points in their careers. Many of these organizations, like the MMEA, provide scholarships to future music educators!

 

5. A nation-wide music nonprofit

National organizations like NAfME, the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association, or the National Band Association, reach people across the country. Consider giving to a nation-wide music organization to spread the gift of music across the United States.

Image with a map of the United States showing where the Give a Note Foundation has made an impact in music education programs.

 

Happy Giving Tuesday! To what music organization will you be donating this year?

 

Image with tiles to different blog posts on Encore Tours' website. Text reads: Check out our resources for music educators

 

About the Author

Maggie Rodriguez

As a native from Idaho, Maggie Rodriguez passion for travel is precisely what led her to Boston and her current role as Program Consultant for Encore Tours. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Music History and Literature and currently performs with Chorus pro Musica.

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