Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Alfred Music, in collaboration with The ASCAP Foundation, delivered over $14,000 of music curriculum and performance music to more than 35 school ensembles across the United States, in support of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
“Alfred Music’s core mission is to promote and support music education,” stated Ron Manus, CEO of Alfred Music. “The VH1 Save The Music Foundation shares our goal of giving each child the opportunity to experience music. Their program strengthens school music and provides more music-making opportunities for young people that would otherwise not have received musical training.”
Karen Sherry, Executive Director of The ASCAP Foundation, commented, “Our long-term collaboration with Alfred Music is a vital element of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s effort and is one of The ASCAP Foundation’s cornerstone programs. Our Foundation’s primary goal is the support of music education and there is no better way to achieve that than by ensuring that there is printed music in the schools to supplement the musical instruments provided by VH1 Save The Music Foundation.”
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in US public elementary and middle schools. To date, the Foundation provided over $49 million worth of new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in 192 school districts around the country impacting the lives of over 2.1 million students.
Each year, Alfred Music partners with The ASCAP Foundation to supply critically-needed curriculum and performance music to schools that have been newly-equipped with instruments by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This partnership allows each young music program the ability to teach using the most current and relevant music education materials in the classroom.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of The ASCAP Foundation and Alfred Music,” said Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “Thanks to their support we are one step closer to reaching our goal of ensuring no child be denied access to a complete education, which includes music.”
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC
Alfred Music is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred Music produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred Music’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred Music currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred Music represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone magazine, and Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred Music distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, Drum Channel, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, Penguin, Mighty Bright, Ultimate Support, and WEA.
ABOUT THE ASCAP FOUNDATION
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs for songwriters, composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States. For more information please visit http://www.ascapfoundation.org.
ABOUT VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. For more information please visit http://www.vh1savethemusic.org.
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