Accessory Power Works with Music Academy to Provide Scholarships

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Donors offer items that can be sold during the May Madness fundraiser.

The Music Academy of the West is one of a few institutions to offer full scholarships for summer music festivals. Donors, including Westlake Village’s Accessory Power, offer items that can be sold during the Music Academy’s May Madness on Saturday, May 4th 2013 to benefit its eight-week Summer School & Festival training program.

May Madness, now in its 37th year, is an annual treasure and estate sale to fund the summer program that begins in June. Accessory Power will provide a GOgroove product to assist in the endeavor. An array of items will be on sale at the event such as furniture, rugs, small appliances, luggage, electronics, jewelry, and more. May Madness is organized by the Women’s Auxiliary, a year-round volunteer organization.

“This is the Women’s Auxiliary major fundraiser of the year,” said Rosie Thompson, Chair, May Madness. “Without this event, it would be very difficult to provide the full scholarships to the talented participants who attend the summer program.”

The Music Academy of the West was founded in 1947 by a group of Southern Californian arts patrons and musicians. The school takes pride in advancing the studies of classical music through instrumental and voice performance. This year, 139 gifted musicians – ranging from the ages of 18 and 33 – were chosen from over 1650 applicants. These Academy Fellows participate in Instrumental, Solo Piano, Collaborative Piano, Vocal Piano and Voice. The students will host close to 200 public events; half of which are free to attend, thanks to the continued Philanthropic support.

Accessory Power has been instrumental in using its GOgroove brand in working with the community. At the end of 2012, Accessory Power donated funds to Pandas International to restore bamboo forests. Bamboo makes up 99% of a panda’s diet. In January 2013, the company donated AudiOHM iDXs to The Fender Music Foundation during its participation at The NAMM Show in Orange County, Calif. Accessory Power supports both organizations, along with Panthera and the Australian Koala Foundation, by putting the message of each company on specific GOgroove products and donating funds.

May Madness will take place from 9AM to 3PM at the Music Academy: 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. For further information, visit the Music Academy of the West:

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Accessory Power is an American-based manufacturing and distribution company, with offices in USA, Asia and Europe. Since 1980, Accessory Power has been dedicated to manufacturing quality consumer electronic accessories. An important distinction that characterizes this company is an unrelenting commitment to quality in each step of a product’s life; every product is backed by an industry-leading three-year warranty. Accessory Power is proud to say that they are, "The Power Behind Your Electronics

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