Education

Let’s support the future.

There are many Ways to Give.

Sponsor a private lesson or a master class session virtually or in-person in Sarasota and Manatee County schools.

  • We have outstanding clinicians ready to teach in schools and virtually through Zoom.
  • Sponsor a master class or a virtual lesson for students. Virtual students benefit with live feedback from instructors.

Sponsor the purchase of an instrument at a local school.

  • Sponsor the purchase of a mallet keyboard instrument for schools or students in need.
  • This includes needs for equipment such as mallets, instrument repairs, and sheet music.

Help us commission a new work for young people.

  • Modern Marimba commissions new pieces by composers and music creators, amplifying the voices of people who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ2IA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, non-binary, femmes, and all the wonderful identities that are Queer and Genderqueer), people with Disabilities, and Women, and requests these pieces be added to the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) music list.
  • Students also have the opportunity to perform these works in recitals and the Florida Bandmasters Association’s District and State Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment (MPA).

Sponsor a Facebook live stream concert + Q&A session with guest artists.

  • Modern Marimba moderates a virtual series highlighting current figures in music. Guests are invited to perform and discuss a variety of topics. An account is not needed to watch out Facebook Live programs. Visit our Live Streams page.

Make a tax-deductible donation to Modern Marimba.

  • Specify you would like your donation to be used for our Youth Educational Programs or our Micro-Grant Program for students in Sarasota or Manatee County who identify as BIPOC, Queer, disabled, and/or womxn.

Questions? Contact modernmarimba@gmail.com to discuss specific giving opportunities.


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