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Berkshire Music School Receives Largest Singular Grant in School's History

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Apr 16, 2014
Pittsfield, MA
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The Berkshire Music School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 from The Feigenbaum Foundation to support administrative expenses and repairs or capital improvements to its Wendell Avenue property. This grant will be paid out at $50,000 per year for the next three years.

“This is the largest singular grant in the history of the Berkshire Music School and we could not be more thrilled,” says BMS Executive Director Tracy Wilson.
 
“The Feigenbaums knew the importance of the Berkshire Music School to Berkshire County, and considered 30 Wendell Avenue to be an integral part of what has become a center of the arts in downtown Pittsfield.  We are excited to be involved with the Berkshire Music School,” says Foundation Executive Director Emil George.
 
Berkshire Music School will use grant funds to pay for the installation of a new gas boiler, as well as a smoke and fire detection system in the main building.
 

About Berkshire Music School
The Berkshire Music School (formerly Pittsfield Community Music School) was founded in 1940 to provide music instruction to all who desire it, regardless of ability to pay. Its 500 students, who come primarily from Pittsfield and nearby towns, range in age from 3 months to well over 80 years and have many reasons for studying - from serious career goals to enhanced recreational enjoyment. BMS offers special programs for pre-schoolers, private instrumental and voice lessons, theory classes, orchestral and small ensemble instruction, and numerous performance opportunities.
 
 

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