Support Akropolis’ 10-Year Educational Impact
Fundraising Goal: $15,000 I Current: $7,582
Before winning 7 national chamber music prizes, before commissioning over 70 pieces for reed quintet, before recording 3 albums, before building our own chamber music festival, and before becoming a sustainable nonprofit organization, we were teaching and performing for students.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve conducted 412 educational events for 41,560 students around the world. That’s right! Over 40,000 students have worked with Akropolis over the last decade! That’s 10 years of introducing music to curious kindergartners; 10 years of infusing chamber music into high school band programs; 10 years of encouraging and helping young people to compose their own music; and 10 years of building an ensemble and organization that inspires collegiate musicians to forge their own creative careers.
Because of your support, encouragement, and belief in Akropolis, we are able to continue to offer interactive, engaging, and award-winning educational experiences alongside our demanding touring and performing schedule. Thank you for appreciating Akropolis’ work as educators and musicians with like value.
Because of YOU, we delivered 98 educational events and reached over 9,610 K-12 and college students in 2019 alone. 30 of these events were funded by more than $15,000 donated to our 2018 year-end campaign. Planning for dozens more meaningful educational events in 2019, and with each event budget totaling roughly $500, our goal is to raise $15,000 by year-end, funding one third of our 2020 educational activities. Simply put, we need your support to continue our educational programming next year.
2020 is a big year for Akropolis. We’re proud to once again work in residence at three Detroit high schools, leading students through a year-long music composition and recording project. We’re also humbled to be partnering with University of Michigan Symphony Band students and composer Roshanne Etezady to premiere the first-ever concerto for reed quintet and wind band. And, we take to the road, educating in communities around the country this season, with major residences in Arizona, Virginia, Nevada, and New York.
We couldn’t be prouder of the educational legacy you’ve helped us build as we enter into our second decade of award-winning music and community engagement. Please consider supporting our work with a tax-deductible donation to support Akropolis’ educational programming before 2019 ends. Thank you for your support!
Matthew, Kari, Ryan, Andrew, and Tim