Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The magic of music

This morning I had the absolute pleasure to watch about a dozen children play their brand new stringed instruments courtesy of some special donations. What does that have to do with TCC? Well, the Signature Symphony at TCC is the College's orchestra-in-residence, and the symphony has a musical outreach program called Higher Scale.This program sends professional musicians into Tulsa Public Schools classrooms to teach young children how to play stringed instruments. They do this because they know how important music is to a child's education, and research has shown children who play instruments do better in school.

The reorganization of TPS left some students without musical instruments, and that is why the symphony is reaching out to the community for instrument and monetary donations. More instruments are needed, so if you would like to donate that violin you haven't picked up in ages call 918-595-7776.

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