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Music School of Delaware Receives Seven Major Grants

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Feb 25, 2015
Milford, DE

The Music School of Delaware is the recent recipient of seven major grant renewals. Together, these significant contributions will bolster the school's financial aid scholarships, improve its technology base, and build its capacity to expand its reach into the broader community.

Combined gifts from the Longwood Foundation and the Laffey-McHugh Foundation represent over $200,000 and will assist the Music School's advancements in communications, community engagement, and fundraising efforts, all necessary to fulfill the school's mission of "music excellence for everyone", and its regional impact in the four-state area of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.

Additionally, a renewed grant from the DuPont Company specifically benefits further delivery of the Music School's early childhood partnerships with area public schools. 
Crystal Trust, Crestlea Foundation and Welfare Foundation have together provided $140,000 in grants earmarked for technology upgrades supporting school programs and operations. This includes new office computers, a new telephone system, new security cameras, a new piano lab, electronic equipment for The Studio: Jazz, Folk & Rock department, as well as instruments for the ever-growing Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra. 
The Music School also received a grant from The Sallie Mae Foundation in support of financial aid scholarships which will relieve financial barriers for families who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the benefits of music.  
About the Music School of Delaware
Founded in 1924, The Music School of Delaware reaches thousands of people from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland through its instructional programs and 75 public performances each year. The Music School is the only nationally accredited program of its kind in Delaware and is the only statewide accredited community music school in the nation. The Music School offers standard-setting instructional programs for all ages including the Early Childhood program, Suzuki Academy, private study and ensembles.  A faculty of 100 expert artists and educators are among the best-trained musicians in the country. Open to all, the school administers a financial assistance program to help ensure music excellence for everyone, regardless of financial means. The Music School offers programs at branch locations in Wilmington and Milford and at over 25 satellite and outreach locations in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.

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