NEMPAC Moves Its 2020 Perform-a-thon Online to Benefit Music Scholarships
BOSTON, MA – The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will host its 6th annual Perform-a-thon for Music Scholarships and Educational Programs on Saturday, May 30th, ALL DAY online through Zoom.
Date: Saturday, May 30th
Time: ALL DAY, beginning at 10 AM
Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/
Meeting ID: 7481 4349 461
NEMPAC will schedule back to back performances throughout the entire day and are encouraging every student to participate. Using the same platform as their successful Online Open Mic Community Nights that was launched in early April, they aim to have thousands logging in throughout the day to catch and support their favorite performer. This Perform-a-thon online event is open to the public and will include raffles, silent auctions and special hosts.
NEMPAC is here for our community during these uncertain times. We will ensure that every child receives an equal opportunity to participate in high-quality artistic programming or experiences next year. Whatever we raise from the Perform-a-thon, we give right back in need-based youth scholarship awards or use to provide low-cost or free program opportunities at our school partnership sites. We’re very excited to continue this event —and especially showcase all that our wonderful students have been learning at home.” – Sherri Snow, Executive Director
Students and faculty participants of the Perform-a-thon are collecting pledges through the “Pledge Me” campaign. Students had already begun collecting pledges in February and early March before the campaign was put on hold due to COVID-19. NEMPAC will officially relaunch the campaign on May 3rd. Students are suggested to collect at least five pledges to support the NEMPAC Scholarship Fund and educational programs. To support your musicians, please visit www.nempacboston.org/performathon.
The NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund provides need-based tuition assistance to students from North End, Charlestown, and surrounding neighborhoods of the City of Boston. Students are given awards to pursue artistic studies in private music lessons, summer programs, or an after-school program of their choosing. NEMPAC strives to reach families regardless of financial status through free or low-cost private lessons and class programs. An August 2019 study determined that NEMPAC’s private instruction rates are 30% lower, on average, than comparable music schools in surrounding areas. This year, due to their expanding programs and school partnerships, the need for scholarship support has never been greater. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund; help retain exceptional faculty; expand and sustain our programs; and maintain tuition costs that are lower than any other community music school in and around the City of Boston.
For more information about this event, please contact Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director, at email@example.com or call 617-227-2270.
Who: North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC)
What: NEMPAC PERFORM-A-THON 2020 ONLINE
Where: Online – Zoom
When: Saturday, May 30th, 2020 starting at 10 AM
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) community music school and a professional performing arts center with a strong focus on serving the North End, Charlestown, and surrounding neighborhoods of the City of Boston by making quality music and arts programming accessible for all.
As a music school, NEMPAC reaches over a thousand students per week, offering music education programs across several art disciplines including dance, movement, and theatre. As a highly-respected performing arts center, NEMPAC presents public concerts and professional performance projects each year involving hundreds of local Boston artists.
NEMPAC believes we are all musicians and performers and prepares individuals to be the best version of themselves through music education programs and transformative artistic experiences.
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