[image: Peggy Bruns and Kathy Kucsan, Center for Musical Arts co-founders]

Today the Center for Musical Arts co-founders and honorary co-chairs Kathy Kucsan and Peggy Bruns announce the launch of a $250,000 campaign to celebrate the school’s 25th Anniversary and fund projects to provide music education experiences to an even broader audience.

“We need to build on the foundation we have created,” said Kucsan. “We have provided outstanding instruction and performances in our building for years. Through this campaign, we will make our facility accessible to more students who are differently-abled, and launch a ‘Tiny Stage’ on wheels to take musical instruction directly to underserved populations.”

The Center has raised more than 85% of its campaign goal of $250,000. “We’re in the home stretch,” said Kucsan. “The heavy lifting is done. Now we are turning to our broader community to help put us over the top!”

The Center for Musical Arts is a non-profit community music school based in Lafayette, dedicated to “Music for all…for life!” The Center started with 13 students in 1996 and now serves over 500 each week. Read more about the Center’s history here.

Among the Center’s offerings are lessons on all instruments and voice, an all-Spanish language choir, jazz bands, programs for adults with Alzheimer’s, a variety of concerts, a mariachi program in development, senior outreach, and programs at two regional correctional facilities. The 36-member faculty is comprised of professional musicians, many with advanced degrees.

“The Center for Musical Arts is more than a music school, it is an anchor and gathering place for Lafayette and the eastern county,” adds Kucsan. “Strong communities don’t just happen by accident. We build them together. A successful campaign will further the goal of access for all, help us gain accreditation, and allow us to make capital improvements necessary to keep up with the growing demands.”

“I invite you to join us in our belief that music education is too important to our community to be left to chance. We can’t afford to not invest in our children, our community, and our future.”

Act now. Donate at: https://centerformusicalarts.org/support/