Author: John Spurlock

MusiCorps Scholarships

MusiCorps is thrilled to be able to offer a new round of scholarships starting this month. Pictured here are just a few of our happy scholarship recipients! Calab, Nahom, and Wejdan are all learning piano with our brilliant and kind instructor, Mike Bitts.

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MusiCorps launches new Songwriting program

In March, we began working with Lincoln Middle School music teacher Nate Wingert, to teach the craft of songwriting to his 8th grade Modern Band class. A rotating cast of four MusiCorps songwriting instructors will be visiting the classroom between now and the end of the year to guide students through the steps of crafting a song: from deciding on chord progressions and writing lyrics to creating musical arrangements and ultimately learning how to track and record their songs with studio equipment. We plan to continue developing this program to deliver to other classrooms and schools in the future!

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Walters Trust Grant Acknowledgment

As 2023 came to a close, we received a generous grant from the Walters Trust (an extension of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster) to help us sustain and extend our private lesson program to more students in Lancaster. This endowment from Art and Selma Walters to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster supports the causes and events that affirm and enhances the worth and dignity of all humans and promotes one universal humanity. As we welcome new students to our program this Spring, we would like to express our deepest thanks to the Walters Trust for their generosity! We are honored to be recognized as a Lancaster community organization that reflects the values of the Trust’s namesake, Art Walters,

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