Thanks to the support of the San Diego County Ford Dealers, the Museum of Making Music recently received a $10,000 donation from the Ford Motor Company Fund to help introduce thousands of local underserved children to the world of music.
The Ford dealers identified education as one key area to focus support this year, largely to help bridge the gaps created by state budget cuts in music and the arts. The dealers launched the “Ford Brings Music Back to Schools Tour” earlier this year through a partnership with the San Diego Youth Symphony and are extending that outreach to North County by joining forces with the Museum of Making Music. Through their “Operation Goodwill” program, the Ford dealers donated $10,000 to the Museum’s Title One Fieldtrip program, which brings students from low-income areas to the Museum for an interactive, educational experience.
Third grade classes at Title One designated schools in the North San Diego County area are now eligible for free bus transportation and tours at the Carlsbad Museum where they will explore the multi-faceted history of the American music products industry, have the opportunity to get hands-on with musical instruments in the Museum’s state-of-the-art interactive displays, and participate in a drum circle.
“The generous support from the San Diego County Ford Dealers and the Ford Motor Company Fund has enabled us tocontinue to provide access to music to underserved populations and introduce children to the world of music making at a time when many schools are facing budget cuts for the arts,” said Carolyn Grant, executive director at the Museum of Making Music.
For more information on how to contribute to the Museum of Making Music’s Title One Fieldtrip Program, please contact Alfi Schulidoff-Grube at 760/438-5996. To learn more about the Museum of Making Music and its educational programs, please visit www.MuseumofMakingMusic.org.
About the Museum of Making Music
Since opening to the public in 2000, the Museum of Making Music has become a cultural destination with interactive and educational programs and exhibits. The Museum showcases the evolution of musical instruments from the late 19th century to present day in five galleries, and regularly hosts intimate concerts and hands-on workshops to introduce the public to the history of American music products.
The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, Calif. General admission to the museum is $8; $5 for students, seniors and active military. Children ages five and under receive free admission. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and is closed Mondays. For more information, please call 760/438-5996 or visit www.MuseumofMakingMusic.org.