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Instruments in the Attic

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 1, 2008

Dust off that flute from high school and give it a new home.

What’s hiding in your attic or closet? An unused clarinet, trombone, or sax left from your marching band days? Your great-aunt’s violin? Turn past into present by participating in Instruments in the Attic, a new tax-deductible instrument donation program at Mason.

The program is designed to meet the current needs of music education students and provide additional instruments to school districts in which Mason music students complete their music education practice teaching.

Mason music graduates make up 45 percent of the Washington area’s music teachers. Each music education student must achieve proficiency on at least eight instruments to complete his or her degree. At present, there are too few department instruments available for consistent and thorough practice.

All instruments, new, used, or in need of repair, are gladly accepted. For more information, contact Brian Marcus at 703-993-8607 or bmarcus@gmu.edu.

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