What is the Gift of Music, you might ask? That phrase can have many different meanings, but at Cascade School of Music The Gift of Music is the name of our annual fund raising event, April 28, and it represents the value that this wonderful organization brings to the community.
Cascade School of Music was founded in 2002 to give the gift of music to this community, and the school has grown to serve nearly 500 students of all ages per week with group classes, ensembles and individual lessons. Students at the school regularly perform in recitals and attend workshops and master classes. No one is turned away from the school for financial reasons, and providing scholarships and tuition assistance is central to the school’s mission of accessibility.
Proceeds from the Gift of Music event go towards providing tuition assistance for low income families and supporting other youth programming.
The event itself features a four- course, plated gourmet dinner prepared by the head chef at Awbrey Glen Restaurant, a unique silent auction and of course lots of music, provided by the school’s faculty and selected top students.
“This is a relatively small and intimate event”, says Dillon Schneider, executive director of the school, “which means the food is great and the company is even better. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about our school and celebrate its mission of bringing the gift of music to the greater community”.
The Gift of Music 2016 is set for April 28, 5:30 at Awbrey Glen Restaurant. Limited seats for the event are still available. For tickets, visit the school’s website: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org or call the school at 541-382-6866.