In 2007, Pelham Music Festival created a scholarship to support the excellent work of Songcatchers Inc. in New Rochelle, whose mission aligns with our own. They proclaim that “The magic that comes with learning to play an instrument or sing in a choir helps children grow into expressive, confident adults, instilling self-esteem, inner peace and a sense of belonging. In addition, studies show that musical training improves literacy, memory, and math skills.”, and they nurture this by “offering quality, accessible music instruction to those for whom lessons would otherwise be an unaffordable luxury.”
Our ability to fund this scholarship has waned in recent years, but the new PMF committee is committed to reviving it. We need your help, and generous donations, to make this possible.