|On September 22nd the D’Addario Foundation will host “Music Makes You,” a fundraising event in support of music education designed to bring music programs and product support to underserved children, nationally and globally.
The event is being held at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts and Media Space with guitarist/songwriter/producer Blake Mills serving as the evening’s bandleader and performances by Karen O & Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Lucius, Smokey Hormel, Kaki King, Marc Ribot and other special guests.
100% of donations from “Music Make You” will go directly to the Foundation’s partner programs, courtesy of D’Addario & Company, a global leader in the string and musical instrument accessories industry, who cover all of the administrative costs for the Foundation to ensure that thousands of children have access to the transformative impact that music can have on education and well being.
While there is growing evidence that studying music enables children to overcome social, emotional and cognitive barriers, there remains limited access to affordable, quality music instruction and the arts are often marginalized in the public education system in favor of tested subjects like reading and math. Forty percent of high schools in the U.S. do not require coursework in music or arts to graduate, 55% percent don’t have a certified music teacher and 58% of schools lack the resources to implement a music program.
For over thirty years the D’Addario Foundation has supported diverse community-based programs that address specific needs in the poorest and most underserved communities. Each year the Foundation supports hundreds of programs – in 33 of the poorest cities in America and 50 countries around the world – and it is fiercely devoted to the belief that access to music will make a child’s life immeasurably better.
The D’Addario Foundation has become a global leader in finding, funding, and partnering with the most transformative music education organizations in the world. As grant makers, they provide support to programs that are not just teaching music but elevating quality of life and strengthening disadvantaged communities.
“Music Makes You” Event & Ticket Information
September 22, 2016 | 7pm
BRIC – 647 Fulton Street – Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are now on sale at www.501auctions.com/musicmakesyou
About the D’Addario Foundation
The D’Addario Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies the highest quality, most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need, and awards grants and product donations to assist their growth and development. They believe in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics. By making music education accessible, they can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world. www.daddariofoundation.org