Giving Back - My commitment to help support the arts in public schools.
"The arts are what make us most human, most complete as people. The arts cannot be learned through occasional or random exposure any more than math or science can. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum. Sufficient data exists to overwhelmingly support the belief that study and participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas."
As a cellist in the Austin Symphony and a lifelong musician, I understand the importance of educating our children in the arts. I held my first cello in a public school in California. If it weren't for that fine arts program, my life would have taken a very different turn. I can't imagine my life without music and I passionately believe that all children need that same opportunity I had.
Here at Mueller, one of our neighborhood high schools is McCallum HS. McCallum is also the fine arts magnet school for Austin ISD. The dedicated teachers and staff work to produce some of the most exceptional young artists in the state. They offer dance, theatre, photography, band, orchestra, guitar, song writing, playwriting, visual arts and a host of others. However, with large classroom sizes, they can't do it all.
On-on-one lessons are an essential part of developing a student's musical skills. It is almost impossible to stay in the game without this individualized help. Because of this, I will be helping to scholarship orchestra students at McCallum High School.
For every home I help sell in Mueller, both as a buyer's agent and a seller's agent, I will be making a donation towards a scholarship fund for the McCallum Orchestra program to help with private lessons. There are many students who would like to have this opportunity, but their families have limitations on funds for this kind of tutoring.
If you would like to make an additional donation to the scholarship fund, please let me know and I will get you in touch with the directors of this program.
Carolyn Hagler, REALTOR|
City View Realty
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