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Event of the Week: Community Music School Summer Adventure Music Camp

By Lance Trebesch July 29, 2013

Young Children Learn About the World Through Music

The Community Music School of Buffalo recently held a Community Music School Summer Adventure for young children to increase their music education.

The event, created for 5 to 12-year-olds, has several sessions; July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. So, if you have missed out on some of the other sessions, there are still others that you could possibly sign up for. The music camp will take children on a virtual trip around the world, exploring the cultures and music of different countries.

Here’s a little background on The Community Music School of Buffalo. The school, located in Buffalo, New York, has been sharing the love and appreciation for music since 1924. According to the website, the organization serves hundreds of adults and children each year through group classes, performing ensembles, and private lessons. The school also offers music therapy to those who need help with stress, improving memory, managing or reducing pain, and more.

The Community Music School of Buffalo, originally called the First Settlement Music School, was developed from the Welcome Hall Social Settlement, run by First Presbyterian Church to serve low-income families and individuals. The First Settlement School was founded by community leaders, including the Chromatic Club. The club also received a charter from the University of the State of New York in order to teach the public about music who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford private teaching. In 1948, the school was renamed Community Music School of Buffalo. The school teaches more than 600 people of all ages every year, with nearly 30 percent from racially diverse communities. Most enrolled in programs are children.

The Summer Adventure music camp keeps the school’s mission—to provide musical public service programs to western New York and superb music instruction for individuals of all ages regardless of financial resources—alive. The camp’s focus on multicultural learning also promotes the school’s nondiscrimination policy, which promotes acceptance of all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and more.

Samantha Pierce, Coordinator of Marketing Communications, said that the event is “going well.” In order to promote the event, Pierce said that “Facebook posting, Facebook advertising, [flyers], as well as a sign outside of the school” helped create awareness.

If you’d like to learn more about The Community Music School of Buffalo, check out their website.