Art work donated by Susan Clark, Ontario  www.susanclarkartist.ca

     OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS:

 

Besides the trade organizations mentioned elsewhere, the nation's music educators are very aware of the music education access barriers suffered by income disadvantaged populations.  Here, below, I want to give credit to people and the agencies listed who gave--and continue to give--in producs or particular expertise to see our students be successful in adressing this inequity.  

 

  • Sylvia Carlson

    • A horn player, a social justice warrior, a mom, and the former Ex Dir of the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project

    • For giving me my first exposures to all of this

    • For introducing me to others who play, and who teach, and who care!  

  • The College Board​

    • For working with We.org to develop a Scholarship offering, which will make our StringWizard participants, ​who complete AP qualifying courseware,eligible to compete for two Allstate Foundation $50,000 scholarships awarded each year.  This is a new program.

  • The Driehaus Foundation http://driehausfoundation.org/

    • For their offer to critique our grant writing segments          

    • Richard  Driehaus and my brother Jack were Ignatius classmates (’60)

  • Lashof Violins https://www.lashofviolins.com/

    • For repair advice

    • For David's donation of his 300-page book Violin Making and bow repair book, which is in constant use. 

  • MusicInc.Chicago  https://www.musicincchicago.org/

    • For constant advice and active participation in all we do

    • Music Inc. is the main recipient of our shop output

    • For help with developing our lease program

    • For being a key partner with us from the very beginning.  

  • North Park University  https://www.northpark.edu/

    • For the tuition waiver in a certificate program in Music and Social Change and Human Values

    • For Orchestra Director Dr. Tom Zelle and his support of StringWizards and his interest in promoting el Sistema work in the city and surrounds

 

  • Mark and Maggie O’Connor http://www.oconnormethod.com/

    • For their interest in StringWizards

    • For thinking outside the box on violin instruction

    • For the Mark O’Connor Method itself

    • I am a certified method teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   Music Inc Chicago Orchestra performing in Tully Hall.

 

 

  • Red Desert Violin  https://www.reddesertviolin.com/

    • For the offer of discounted music training software. 

    • For Lora’s long friendship and our common interest in social equity  and the joy of teaching

  • St. Agatha Parish and Fr. Larry Dowling

    • For opening his convent to StringWizards' storage needs

    • For hosting Music Inc Chicago each week. 

    • For being pastor to a genuine faith community in a working world

 

  • St. Ignatius College Prep https://www.ignatius.org/

    • For hosting StringWizards

    • For providing shop space

    • For Mary Ellen Schneider, Chair of the Music Department 

    • For 150 years of breathing social justice into their students

 

  • Triangle Strings https://trianglestrings.com/

    • For Internet advice on violin repair techniques

    • For on-going personal assistance when askedFor a lovely website full of advice for StringWizard interns

 

  • Trala  https://trala.com/

    • Trala is a new mobile ap from a Chicago based company.  It is a customizable, interactive learning ap which could inspire very young players with serious intent who lack the access to individualized attention.

    • For their offer of future courseware assistance to StringWizards 

  • Lane Tech College Prep, Music Department

    • We are forever grateful to Mr. Javier Payano for his thoughtfulness in ​offering some surplus instrument repair tools and parts from a previous cello repair effort at the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Vandercook College of Music  https://www.vandercook.edu/

    • For their "One City" tuition-free youth orchestra

    • For allowing me to edit a Masters Offering in band instrument maintenance and repair.

  • We.Org and the Allstate Insurance Foundation https://www.we.org/en-US/

    • For recognizing our work with a recent national recognition award

    • For tomorrow’s promise of melodies yet to play.

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