Tipitina's Foundation accepting applications from Alexandria area schools in need of instruments

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:58pm

Tipitina’s Foundation is accepting applications for Instruments A Comin’ Alexandria 2014. Instruments A Comin’ is an ongoing program that places musical instruments into school music programs in an effort to increase accessibility to youth music education. School music programs with instructors in place who have a need for additional instruments are encouraged to apply. Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, July 11, 2014 to be considered.

The application and supplemental materials are available online at http://tipitinasfoundation.org/iacapp. Award recipients will be announced Fall 2014. Instruments will be presented at a public awards ceremony on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Instruments A Comin' has provided more than $2.7 million worth of musical instruments to more than 80 Louisiana schools. The program, originally established in New Orleans, expanded to Alexandria in 2013. Bolton High School was the recipient of the 2013 award.

Support for Instruments A Comin’ is provided by Jupiter Musical Instruments, Lafargue Pianos, New Orleans Music Exchange, and Rebirth Instrument Repair.

For questions concerning the application process or the Instruments A Comin’ program, contact Emily Menard – emily@tipitinas.com, (504) 309-7934.

Tipitina’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the organization is to support Louisiana’s irreplaceable music community and preserve the state’s unique musical cultures. Tipitina’s Foundation promotes childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource. The Foundation’s home office is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tipitina’s Foundation offers programming in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe.

For more information on the Foundation, programming, or to become a supporter, visit http://tipitinasfoundation.org or call (504) 309-7934.

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