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Radford University Music Therapy Instrument Drive

Motivating Adolescents with Music


Are there instruments in your home stuffed in a closet collecting dust?  Would you like to see those instruments put to good use by helping children and adults in the community?  Would you like to receive a tax credit for your donation?   If the answer is “yes” to these questions, please consider donating your used instruments to the Radford University Music Therapy Program. 

The music therapy program at Radford University, in conjunction with the Radford University Foundation, is having an instrument drive during the month of November.  They are looking for new/used electric guitars, basses, keyboards, and drum sets to add to their growing instrument closet.  Ever-expanding to meet the needs of the students and the community it serves, the program hopes to diversify the instruments that are available for music therapy initiatives.

One immediate benefit derived from your donation will be a music therapy project aimed at adolescents who have been identified as at-risk.  With your instrument donations, the music therapy program will assist these adolescents to achieve greater success in school, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well.  This initiative will create a performing ensemble comprising these adolescents, and through active music-making experiences, they will move towards greater success in every aspect of their lives.

The Radford University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and a separate and autonomous organization from Radford University.   As a non-profit, it is concerned in large part with administrating funds to Radford University students for academic projects.

Instrument donations can be dropped off at the Radford University Music Department office (room 103) in the Covington Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.   You may also drop materials off in Roanoke at MusicVisions, LLC, 20 Walnut Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016.  To make arrangements to drop off instruments in Roanoke, please contact Jim Borling at jborling@radford.edu or by calling 540-797-3753.

For more information, please contact the project organizer Eric Stachelski at estachelski@radford.edu or 540-352-8258.

Nov 2, 2012
College of Visual & Performing Arts

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