A Gift For Music is a program that believes every child should not just have the tools to succeed, but experiences along the way. A Gift For Music provides stringed instrument instruction to more than 450 Orange County third, fourth and fifth graders who normally could not afford to study a string instrument. A Gift For Music also has a free Saturday orchestra program for its students in middle school and high school. Our students not only benefit from the exposure to classical music and instruction, they also benefit academically and socially.
Participating schools for the 2013-2014 school year include those listed below. Each program is unique to the individual school's schedule. For more information on a particular school's program, please contact Eric Smith, Director, A Gift For Music.
- Eccleston Elementary
- Fern Creek Elementary
- Forsyth Woods Elementary
- Orlo Vista Elementary
- Ventura Elementary
- Winegard Elementary
A Gift For Music could not exist without the generosity of our community partners including Walt Disney World Resort, Cirque du Soleil, The University of Central Florida, Target Inc., D'Addario Music Foundation, Julian Luis Garcia Fund, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, The John R. and Ruth Gurtler Foundation and the Fanny Landwirth Foundation.
Please view our video to learn more about the A Gift For Music program.