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Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Provides Music Education for Boys & Girls Club students

Apr 03, 2019 02:00AM
Working closely with Artistic Director, Christopher Rex, board members, musicians, and the community, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival has received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for the 2019 year to support a Strings Education Program through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County. A generous donor couple has provided a $10,000 match. Currently there are three violin students and two piano students in the program who receive a 30-minute lesson each week and four 30-minute practice sessions weekly. AICMF provides the instruments, and recruits and pays for the teachers in the program.

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Pictured: Nyari Jones and Iyana Tillman of Boys & Girls Club. Photo courtesy of Emma Bledsoe.