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Event: Philadelphia Music Alliance To Donate $300,000 To Three City Universities For Scholarships To Ensure Eligible College Bound Musicians Can Pursue Their Dreams

DATE: Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m.

PLACE: The Walk of Fame in Front of The Kimmel Center, XX

DETAILS: The Philadelphia Music Alliance presents three $100,000 checks to three city university presidents from Temple University, University of the Arts, and Drexel University. The donations will provide musical scholarships at each school for eligible students to attend college and achieve their musical goals and aspirations.

Philadelphia Music Alliance Board Chair Alan Rubens and Managing Director Mark Schulz will present the checks to Andrew Pack, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, University of the Arts; Mary E. Burke, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Temple University; and David Unruh, Sr Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Drexel University.

The PMA works to ensure a continued vibrant music making community through its music education programs for city school students and local college students, as well as supporting partnerships with outstanding music education programs such as Musicopia, Project 440, JazzPhiladelphia and others – all designed to not only to encourage our city’s continued stellar contributions to the cultural heritage of the world but to fill a void created by shrinking budgets for cultural programs in our city and in our schools.

The Alliance also serves as a resource to students, educators, musicians, city agencies, and other cultural institutions. The PMA has worked with Visit Philadelphia, Multicultural Affairs Council, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia Commerce Department, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Franklin Institute and others, as well as the University of the Arts, Drexel University, and Temple University.

As Philadelphia’s music authority, The Philadelphia Music Alliance promotes the vast legacy of contributions from Philadelphians to all music genres and encourages emerging artists and students toward achieving musical excellence.

In addition, The Alliance creates, supports and sponsors programs and events that enrich and strengthen Philadelphia’s musical community. Their best-known creation is the Walk of Fame, a must-see tourist attraction on Philadelphia’s dazzling Avenue of the Arts.

Established in 1986, the Philadelphia Music Alliance is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Philadelphia’s rich musical legacy by increasing awareness of the city’s great musical tradition and supporting the current music scene.

The Philadelphia Music Alliance serves to encourage the creation, celebration and historical preservation of Philadelphia music.

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