When I began playing trombone one of the first things I had to purchase was the Arban's Complete Method for Trombone. This book is a massive part of any brass player's education and continues to be useful to this day. The Arban's Complete method includes insightful commentary from two of the world's finest low brass musicians Joesph Alessi and Brian Bowman and can be purchased for $60.
The goal for this campaign is to raise money for the Lift Music Fund to provide 10 of these books for budding musicians who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
If $60 sounds like too much right now, consider donating $25 for Marcel Bitsch's 15 Rythmical Studies, $20 for Johannes Rochut's 60 Melodius Etudes, or anything you can spare.
About Lift Music Fund:
Our mission is to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable.
We do that by helping underrepresented students overcome the barriers, financial and otherwise, to pursuing a career in music.
Lift Music Fund, unlike other scholarship organizations, provides financial aid to Black, Latinx, and Native American student musicians aged 11-22, helping them to afford the incidental and hidden costs such as necessary equipment, lessons, and other expenses to advance their musical training.
Lift Music Fund also provides informational resources to help students navigate the path toward a career in music and a community of support for young musicians as they work to achieve their goals.
Why we need your help:
Every month, we award a number of microgrants up to $250 called Lift Awards to offset costs that are essential to students’ growth and success. Your support will help fund the first year of Lift Awards and set the stage for ongoing success.
Every student should have the opportunity to realize their full potential.
Please join us to support the next generation of musicians.