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Winchester Community Music School Receives $100,000 Grant

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Jul 09, 2013

Winchester Community Music School (WCMS) has been selected as one of 100 Boston area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation, Inc. in Woburn, Massachusetts as part of their new “$100K for 100” grant program.  The recipients were chosen from more than 370 applicants during a competitive review process.

Laurie Russell, executive director of Winchester Community Music School, commented, “WCMS is extremely honored to be among the 100 recipients of Cummings Foundation’s 2013 grants.  Over the past decade, WCMS has established an important balance between its breadth of programming and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and is now poised to take its next big step.”  WCMS will use the grant funds to support strategic planning and implementation, as well as the hiring of a new staff person to lead development and communication initiatives.
About Winchester Community Music School
Winchester Community Music School is committed to its mission of enriching the lives of individuals and the community by providing outstanding and varied music education programs available to all. WCMS nurtures learning and the joy of music in a welcoming and diverse atmosphere. With a faculty of 60 talented teaching artists, WCMS offers private lessons, classes, ensembles, music therapy, and theory/composition from beginning instruction to the pre-professional level, including adults in classical, jazz, and modern/rock music genres. The Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Early Childhood Music Classes serve students as young as 18 months through grade 3. The school serves more than 800 students from over 30 different communities each semester and reaches thousands more community members every year through its Faculty Recital Series and numerous outreach events.
Pictured Above: Executive Director Laurie Russell and board member Cindy Neels accepting the award.

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