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Music school of Delaware receives grant from Haydu foundation

Mar 22, 2013

The Music School of Delaware has received a $1,500 gift to its Annual Fund from The Joseph and Caroline Haydu Endowment Fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Members of the Haydu family are actively involved with the school's branch location in Milford.

"This generous commitment from the Haydu family is exactly the type of support that we hope to build upon in the coming years, to bolster our efforts in providing music opportunities for everyone," said Kate Ransom, president and CEO of The Music School of Delaware. "We are especially proud that this gift comes from family connections in our Milford branch, which is seeing great growth and excitement now." The school is hopeful that this gift will spur other families, businesses and individuals to step up and support music education in Delaware.

Founded in 1924, The Music School of Delaware reaches thousands of people from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland through its instructional programs and 75 public performances each year. The school is the only nationally accredited program of its kind in Delaware and is the only statewide accredited community music school in the nation. The Music School of Delaware offers standard-setting instructional programs for all ages including the Early Childhood program, Suzuki Academy, private study and ensembles.

A faculty of nearly 100 expert artists and educators is among the best-trained group of musicians in the country. Open to all, the school administers a financial assistance program to help ensure music excellence for everyone, regardless of financial means. The school offers programs at branch locations in Wilmington and Milford and at more than 25 satellite and outreach locations in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.

For more information, call the Wilmington Branch at 302-762-1132, the Milford Branch at 302-422-2043 or go to www.musicschoolofdelaware.org. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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