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Marywood University in Scranton hosts free drive-in charity concert on Oct. 9

Marywood University in Scranton hosts free drive-in charity concert on Oct. 9
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From a press release:

Marywood University’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education will give its first charity concert on Friday, Oct. 9 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. in the lower pit parking lot on the university’s campus in Scranton.

The concert is a drive-in event, and it is free and open to the public.

Marywood students will perform music that ranges from pop to jazz, and the concert will benefit Little Kids Rock, a charity that transforms the lives of students by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools.

Marywood believes music nourishes the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. By educating students in music, especially at a young age, the school invests in their growth and development and enriches the broader society. Marywood’s NAfME chapter volunteers more than 100 hours collectively, hosting three to four large music festivals for students in grades 6-12 each year. These festivals provide students with large ensemble experiences, the opportunity to work with first-rate clinicians, and the chance to interact with other music students from around the region.

The Marywood University Music Education Club is open to anyone who is interested in supporting the field of music education in today’s society. Inside the club is the Marywood chapter of NAfME, which is open to only Music Education Majors within this club. The National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the university serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.

The university enrolls more than 3,000 students in an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives, Marywood provides a framework for educational excellence that enables students to develop fully as persons and to master professional and leadership skills necessary for meeting human needs.