The Wednesday Music Club provided financial assistance from the Robert Smith Bequest Fund in the form of grants. These grants expand WMC’s mission both geographically, beyond the immediate Charlottesville-Albemarle region, and substantively, beyond individual music lessons and summer music camps.
WMC is proud to honor the initial recipients of our Grants for 2017-18. The recipients represent a broad area to include Charlottesville and Albemarle County as well as Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson Counties. In addition to schools, they represent Community music organizations. The Grants funding will go toward acquiring instruments and music for instruction and youth performance.
WMC University Music Major Scholarship: a scholarship awarded to a Music Major who is a Virginia resident attending one of the state’s preeminent universities. This year we awarded three scholarships, one to University of Virginia, one to James Madison University, and one to Virginia Commonwealth University.
WMC Student Symphony Player Music Lesson Scholarships: funds for private music lessons awarded to four student players in the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia.
Our 2017-18 Grants recipients and their projects include:
Agnor Hurt Elementary School (Albemarle County), to purchase drumming instruments for music classes—Marc Barron
Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia, to purchase headphone sets for the Club’s music program—James Pierce
Cale Elementary School (Albemarle County), to purchase drumming instruments for music
Fluvanna County High School, to purchase tubas for the school’s band program—Michael
Louisa County Middle School, to purchase music stands for the school’s music program—Kathy Allen
Orange Elementary School, to purchase amplification equipment for the school’s annual musical programs—Tara Ford
Ruckersville Elementary School (Greene County), to purchase Orff instruments for the
school’s general music program—Rachel Peters
Wetsel Middle School (Madison County), to purchase a horn and clarinet for the school’s
band program—Alicia Strickler
William Monroe High School (Greene County), to purchase keyboards and software to implement a new music program—Nick Matherne
William Monroe Middle School (Greene County), to purchase equipment for a music
technology program—Matthew Gozzard