A local musical group recently received a boost from the Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families.
On December 1, Foundation trustee Matt Friedrich presented a $500 grant award check to Anne Greenstein of the Farmington Musicale.
Formed in 1965, the Farmington Musicale is a local chapter of both the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. The diverse group includes professional performers, music teachers, amateur performers, as well as people who enjoy attending concerts.
The Musicale’s 2017-18 season includes seven free concerts showcasing piano, winds, strings or vocal music at the Farmington Community Library and St. John Lutheran Church. The grant award will assist with the rental fees for the concert venues.
The Farmington Musicale has a community outreach program of performances for senior clubs and assisted living communities. The club also invites young music students to participate in its annual “Awards for Musical Excellence” competition for cash prizes in vocal, piano, strings or other instrumental categories. Since 2007, the Farmington Musicale has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships.
Details of upcoming performances, membership and scholarship award programs can be found at farmingtonmusicale.org.
The Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families supports programs and provides funds to organizations that improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in the Farmington and Farmington Hills communities. Applications for the Spring 2018 grant cycle are due April 15, 2018. To learn more, donate, or to apply for a grant, visit ffhfoundation.org or call 248-426-1190.