Music of the Masters event to raise funds for UW-Stevens Point Suzuki programs
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Enjoy an elegant “Evening of Movie Music” in November while helping support the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The annual Music of the Masters need-based scholarship fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Noel Fine Arts Center courtyard. Guest will receive the red-carpet treatment and enjoy movie-inspired music performances by the center’s students, faculty and alumni. The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and desserts, as well as a new 50/50 raffle.
Over the years, the Music of the Masters has generated more than $20,000 for scholarships for families in need from Central Wisconsin communities. The Suzuki method develops a child’s music skills through the support of parents and caregivers. Many students have gone on to become successful musicians, while others make music for their own enjoyment and pass their love of music to their own children, said Ann Marie Novak, Interim Director of Suzuki Programs.
“Our belief is that every child can learn music,” she said. “A family’s budget should not inhibit a child from being able to fulfil their potential.”
The scholarships are also important because Suzuki programs teach children discipline, perseverance, confidence and the ability to take feedback. “These are all skills that help them become successful in their chosen field as well as become compassionate leaders,” she said.
Music of the Masters is co-sponsored by the Aber Suzuki Center and the American Suzuki Foundation. Tickets are $50 before Oct. 27, $55 after or $25 with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. Get them at the Aber Suzuki Center, 715-346-3033, from center faculty and board members or online at https://abersuzukicenter.wildapricot.org.