Music for People Membership
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Music for People, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit arts organization, relies on donations from members and friends to be able to keep serving our community of improvisers and to bring the experience of music improvisation to new places and people. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the organization or to the scholarship fund.
Emily Metcalf Scholarship Fund
The Emily Metcalf Scholarship Fund was founded after her passing in 2008 to honor Emily’s many contributions to Music for People. As David Darling’s first professional cello-playing improvisation student, Emily was among the pioneer group whose experiences shaped Music for People’s training program. She was an early graduate and staff member of the Musicianship and Leadership Program, where she was responsible for creating the Musicianship Track and a Children’s Program. Her many mentees and colleagues recall her kind heart and her capacity for deep listening and presence. In the time since her passing Music for People has seen an outpouring of loving remembrance in the form of generous donations.
The Emily Fund has been used to support the musical and pedagogical development of deserving individuals within the Music for People family, and to bring in new faces. Through the Emily Metcalf Scholarship Fund, we have made contacts with performers (fittingly, including a cellist and violinist), drum circle leaders, music therapists, and teachers of preschool music (at Music Together, which was another activity close to Emily’s heart). We hope to sustain the fund and honor Emily’s legacy for many years to come. Nominations continue to be sought for new scholarship candidates who have not yet experienced an MfP event, and anonymous support is regularly offered to MfP attendees. Requests for scholarship information can be sent to the MFP office.
“The highest music is where the sound does not destroy the soundless moments in between. As the musician becomes more and more refined, he can manage to create sound, and between two sounds he can give you an experience of soundlessness. That soundlessness touches the heart.”