Musical Empowerment Hosts First Recital for Kirkman Park Elementary Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2019 – High Point University’s Wilson Ballroom was transformed into a concert hall on April 13 for HPU’s Musical Empowerment recital.

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.

Kirkman Park Elementary students who are part of HPU’s Musical Empowerment program participated in their first recital.

During the recital, Kirkman Park Elementary students performed their individual songs that included “Twinkle, Twinkle,” “Jingle Bells” and “London Bridge is Falling Down” in front of family and community members.

“It was absolutely incredible to see these students perform their pieces in front of a live audience,” said Katie Pinto, HPU’s Musical Empowerment co-president. “Seeing the smiles on their faces made our hard work worth it.”

HPU started the program last spring and since then, Kirkman Park students who signed up for the program have received free music lessons from HPU students each week.

To learn how you can donate instruments or funds to HPU’s Musical Empowerment, email

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