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 identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and more), people with disabilities, and womxn, 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 livestream performance +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. Anyone with access to a Facebook account can watch this series. Visit our Facebook 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.

*The CARES Act, recently passed by Congress, provides a universal deduction for contributions, including ticket donations, made in 2020, of up to $300, even for taxpayers who do not itemize. Additionally, for tax year 2020, Congress has lifted the existing cap on annual contributions for itemizers from 60% to 100% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Modern Marimba meets all requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act.

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