Access to Music Foundation

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Aug 11

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Launch of the 2011 Burt Harris Memorial Scholarships Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2011 Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship program! Starting in 2006 with initial funding through The Beat 94.5 FM this scholarship was built to award music education scholarships to needy students for private and institutional music programs. The scholarship was named after Burt Harris, a ...

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Aug 11

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SONG student sings praises for the power of creativity

SONG alumni Lin Wang tells her story about how the creative arts are helping new Canadians make new friendships and overcome social barriers  (Newcomer Magazine Canada, July/August 2011) .

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Jul 11

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BC Children’s Hospital jumps on the “band wagon”!

The first ever of it’s kind–a portable recording studio for use by sick kids in BC Children’s Hospital, was delivered today in Vancouver courtesy of the Vancouver Music Therapy Ride and Trust Fund. The Ride, which raises funds for music therapy in Vancouver, takes place September 17th and goes from the River Rock ...

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Jun 11

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Our 2011 charity gala and auction went off without a hitch! We raised over $20,000 to continue our charitable initiatives and do good things in the community to promote music education, so thank you all donors, attendees, bidders and of course, our sponsors. A big thank-you goes out to the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, […]

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May 11

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2nd Annual Music BC Charitable Foundation Gala and Auction

2nd Annual Music BC Charitable Foundation Gala and Auction With Special guest host, Grant Lawrence, CBC 3 host and author Special Musical Performances by Kyprios Past recipients of the Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship Classical Pianist Adrian Bronson and Classical Guitarist Michael Fabro Songwriters of a New Generation (S.O.N.G.) ...

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May 11

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Shore 104.3 FM Adopt an Instrument Program to Donate to Carnegie Center

On Saturday, May 21st at 1:30pm, Shore 104.3 FM and the Music BC Charitable Foundation will be dropping off donated musical instruments for the Oppenheimer Park music group, as part of the Shore 104.3 FM Adopt an Instrument program. The Oppenheimer Park music  program is administered by Sandy McKeigan of Carnegie Community Center ...

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May 11

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June 9th – Benefit Concert at the Yale Hotel

When: Thursday, June 9th Doors at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm How much: $14 (+sc) through eventbrite or more at the door Where: Yale Hotel 1300 Granville St. Who: Incognito, Watasun and Double Smoked All proceeds to benefit Music BC Charitable Foundation. A 50/50 draw will be taking place.

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Apr 11

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New study reveals links between early musical study and success in later life

According to a study conducted by Leger Marketing on behalf of XM Radio Canada, children and young people who learn to play instruments may have an advantage over their non-musical peers. The study concluded that 7 out of 10 Canadians who learned an instrument said it had a positive effect on their lives and assisted […]

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Apr 11

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Get well soon Mike!

Music BC Charitable Foundation and Music BC would like to extend a heartfelt wish for speedy recovery to Michael Taylor of Acoustic Groove. We encourage the community to donate money to Mike’s recovery fund at Vancity or via paypal (links below.) For those of you unaware, Vancouver-Surrey entertainer Michael Taylor of the ...

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Feb 11

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REGISTER FOR “MUSIC BC S.O.N.G. SCHOOL” ON FEB 25 AND 26 AT SURREY WINTERFEST

Vancouver, B.C. February 3, 2011 – The Music BC Charitable Foundation and S.O.N.G. (Songwriters of a New Generation – formerly S.A.S.S.) present two days of concerts, keynotes, mentorship and workshops at the S.F.U. Campus in Surrey B.C. February 25th and 26th, 2011 celebrating songwriting as part of Surrey Winterfest. This event ...

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