Scholarship drive for music school

Jan 24, 2014
Midcoast Music Academy instructor Gary Clancy, left, performs an improvisational piece with longtime student Maggie Palmer and MCMA Director Tom Ulichny, right, on percussion.

Rockland — Midcoast Music Academy, a community music school that offers private and group instruction for all ages on a variety of instruments as well as community and special needs programming, held its first annual student recital Jan. 18 at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center with 12 student performances.

MCMA's mission as a community music school is to provide music education to all interested and committed students. The school supported three students in 2013 and is expanding its scholarship program to support five students. This translates to $7,400, but MCMA is only seeking to raise half that amount and will match all donated funds dollar for dollar in donated teacher time.

Those interested in helping the school meet its goal of $3,700 may donate online by visiting midcoastmusicacademy.com. Supporters also can send checks to the studio at 427 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841. MCMA will be forming a scholarship advisory committee to help distribute funds. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate a significant commitment to and investment in their musical studies.

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