HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2019 – High Point University’s Musical Empowerment group will host its first recital for Kirkman Park Elementary students on Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Wilson Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Musical Empowerment is a national nonprofit on select university and college campuses that raises funds to purchase musical instruments for underserved children in the community and offers free one-on-one musical lessons. HPU is one of only six colleges and universities to offer the program.
The program began in spring 2018, when HPU’s Musical Empowerment partnered with the Student Government Association to raise funds for instruments like flutes, guitars, drums and keyboards for the children in the community.
Since then, Kirkman Park students who signed up for the program have received free music lessons from HPU students each week. During this recital, the children will perform what they learned in front of an audience.
“It is incredibly exciting to host the first recital for the Kirkman Park students,” says Katie Pinto, co-president of Musical Empowerment. “We are excited to be able to celebrate their success with the community. I am truly blessed to be a part of this organization and be able to make a difference in the lives of these children.”
To learn how you can donate instruments or funds to HPU’s Musical Empowerment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.