Founded in October 2015, in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts, by co-founders, Lisa Ostrow and Patrick Dreier, the Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., was established by its Board of Directors in order to fill a perceived need in the community for more tangible music education financial support, and to recognize the merits of music students of all ages.
We are very proud that, since December, 2015, the Foundation has already been fortunate enough to be able to award a total of $11,264 to 32 very deserving students of music, ranging in age from eight to eighteen. Our goal for 2018 is to increase these merit scholarship awards to an annual total of $20,000 in scholarships and subsidies.
With your generous support, we feel confident that we will be able to reach our goals:
“To bring music into the lives of those who might not otherwise be able to afford lessons and classes; to purchase musical instruments for individuals and music education programs; to support students attending college to study music; to provide educational resources and materials for students of music; and, finally, to recognize, through the establishment of our scholarship awards, those students who exhibit excellence in the study of their chosen instrument.”