Villa Musica – Celebrating 15 Years
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe as we look with hope in our hearts toward better days ahead.
In November 2020 we turned 15 (can you believe it?), and while we couldn’t celebrate as we had planned, we have marked this milestone with 1) innovative virtual programs like #LivefromTheVilla, 2) our brand-new initiative, Music on the Move, San Diego!, a colorful van that will bring music to isolated seniors who have been especially affected by the pandemic, and 3) an increase in scholarship support so that our students can continue to make music even when they find themselves unable to pay.
But I think the most important thing to a 15-year-old is having great friends, and we are no different! Now more than ever, we are counting on YOU (our friends) to help us continue to carry out our mission – “to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the joy and lifelong value of music through education, performance and community engagement.” In spite of daunting financial challenges, because of our many friends – people like you who believe in what we do - we remain strong and resilient.
As we look beyond the pandemic, we are excited to return to live concerts, in-person teaching, and continuing to grow our community of people who enjoy both making and experiencing music. Part of this vision is to open a fourth satellite location in another “community of promise”, expand our Encore! program for seniors, and take to the road with the newest addition to our family, our Music on the Move, San Diego! bus!
Please help us celebrate the past and plan for the future. Contributing is easy, just visit our NEW DONATION PAGE at www.villamusica.org/donate. Gifts of all sizes are gratefully received. Villa Musica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax-deductible.
Yours in music,
Executive and Artistic Director, Villa Musica – San Diego’s Community Music Center