Golden Music donates $60,000 worth of band instruments to the non-profit Music in World Cultures, Inc.
(http://www.miwc.org). MIWC works in over twenty countries establishing schools of music in locations where a music education is otherwise inaccessible to most children; but the Golden Music instruments will mostly likely go to Eastern Europe or other former Soviet states
World renowned Music Advocacy expert, John Benham, founded the non-profit, now administered by his son Stephen Benham, in 1989. Golden Music Owner, Mary Qualtire and John Benham have worked together in various capacities in the past for music advocacy efforts in Colorado. Through this relationship, Qualtire learned of Benham’s non-profit and his need for instruments in his work with children and adults around the world. The Music in World Cultures staff has found that a team of skillful vocalists and instrumentalists are greeted graciously in foreign cultures. At Music in World Cultures, their mission is to equip, educate, engage and envision.
Glden Music also gave $16,000 dollars of instruments in December 2015, band and string to several local charities including the Anchor Center for the Blind (violins for the children), Judi’s House (a place of refuge for grieving children), and to Cameron Powers of Musical Missions of Peace, an organization that local professional clarinetist, Meg York is affiliated with. She recently traveled to Turkey with the Golden Music instruments to teach and provide the instruments to the Turkish people.
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