(Annapolis, MD—May 4, 2022) Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM) is awarding $6,000 from its David Glaser Education Grant that will be shared between two organizations whose local summer music programs benefit underserved students in the greater Annapolis area.
Creating Communities’ Arts Mentorship Academy is a weeklong summer intensive during which elementary and middle school students from low-income families participate in diverse art forms and receive individual attention and mentoring through programs and workshops offered by master teachers and artists. The Annapolis Symphony Academy’s Summer Program provides a high-level musical education to students of all cultural and economic backgrounds with weekly private lessons, ensemble rehearsals, guest artist workshops, access to the Annapolis Symphony performances, recitals, and ensemble concerts.
“We are pleased to be honoring David Glaser’s legacy by supporting such wonderful community-based summer programs,” says AMFM President Matt McConville. “Helping the next generation of musicians by providing mentoring opportunities to underserved children is an important part of our work.”
These grants are just one of AMFM’s youth programs. The Tim King Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to a high school senior who will study music performance in college, funding for music instruction at Bates Middle School, and subsidies for underserved students who take lessons with local music organizations.
AMFM is a nonprofit organization that was created to provide financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. It raises funds through donations and through music events that showcase local professional talent. For more information about AMFM and the David Glaser Education Grant, visit www.am-fm.org.