Area musicians Anna Gutzler, Eliza Karpiak, Kamil Karpiak, and Evan Nygard will perform a special benefit concert this Saturday, August 6, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing, at 1:00 PM. A free-will offering will be collected to support young musicians who are struggling to afford their instrumental rental fees. All four students are members of RMF’s inaugural class of “Music Majors in Residence,” a new initiative that connects area music majors with community service projects. Musicians will perform selected works for piano, oboe, flute, and trombone, and will be accompanied by Atonement Lutheran Church’s music director, Thomas Yenser. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
This program was a new initiative for Reading Musical Foundation that allowed previous RMF College Tuition Scholarship recipients to return to Berks County and provide 50 hours of music-related volunteer service in exchange for an additional tuition scholarship from RMF. Five students were selected by RMF’s Scholarship Committee through a competitive application process. To be eligible, students must have a received a college tuition scholarship from RMF in the past, be enrolled in college as a music major, and be entering their second, third, or fourth year of college. Students were selected by the merit of proposed volunteer service, including maximum engagement across Berks County with a variety of locations and demographics.
RMF believes that every child who wishes to be a musician should have the opportunity to do so. In addition to building a lifelong appreciation of the arts, music teaches necessary skills that build creativity, discipline, self-perseverance, self-expression and teamwork. We also believe live music performance makes our community stronger by connecting individuals and making Greater Reading attractive to those in our region and beyond. Reading Musical Foundation is proud to be our community’s leader in music education, as well as the area’s largest supporter of scholarships and support for live music performance
For more information about the concert or Reading Musical Foundation, please contact Keri Shultz, at [email protected], or at (484) 529-9484.