AMFM Assists Nearly 50 Local Musicians Unable to Perform During this Past Year
This past year, Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM), a nonprofit organization, provided financial assistance to nearly 50 local musicians. “Annapolis has a vibrant music scene, with high-caliber performers,” says AMFM President Matt McConville. “Many of these artists are self-employed, so when circumstances arise that prevent them from performing, they may find themselves financially challenged and not able to make ends meet.”
AMFM’s mission is to provide financial relief to professional local musicians who cannot perform due to illness, injury, or other circumstance. “By providing such support to our working musicians, AMFM helps keep our local music scene thriving,” says McConville.
The nonprofit also provides music lessons and supports summer music education programs for underserved children and gives scholarships to students majoring in music performance. “We’re proud of our educational programs because they provide critical access to music for youth and mentor the next generation of musicians,” adds McConville.
AMFM raises funds through donations and through music events that showcase local professional talent, including its “An Annapolis Christmas” show and its “In the Vane Of…” music series at Rams Head On Stage. For these shows, musicians volunteer their time and services.
This season, please consider a tax-deductible contribution to AMFM. Go to www.am-fm.com or search for AMFM from your Facebook page and click on the “Donate” button. Or you can mail a check to Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians Inc., PO Box 6262, Annapolis, MD, 21401.
By supporting AMFM, you support your local musicians. Thank you!