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Our Purpose

The purpose of the organization is to foster a deeper understanding of the breadth of the world of music, through a variety of activities. As of mid-July, 2020 we have achieved nonprofit status with the IRS under article 501(c )(3).

Music Education is demonstrably important!

The research is overwhelming in observing the tremendous effect of music education on young children. It is like turning on a light bulb in their heads, and it then affects every other part of their academic performance.

The VMS Foundation seeks to foster a wider love for music in the through education and performance opportunities, particularly for those who cannot afford the opportunities provided through The VMS.


We are excited about our new partnership with Amazon Smile! Choose us as your charity of choice and Amazon with donate a portion of the purchase price to us.

The Village Music School Foundation
123 Kent Road S., Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

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About Us

We are very pleased to announce that as of mid-July, 2020 we have achieved nonprofit status with the IRS under article 501 (c ) (3)!

The purpose of The Village Music School Foundation is manifold. We seek to foster a love of music in its many forms through various avenues and projects. It is the nonprofit sister of The Village Music School, which also does business as Musical Associates.

First, the foundation will allow families who cannot afford the lessons that are provided through The Village Music School an opportunity to participate at a lower dollar figure.

The second area of operation will be providing a variety of services to charter schools and public schools which require a 501 (c ) (3) in place. Through the Foundation, The Village Music School staff will be able to provide early childhood music education and after school music education in districts that currently have that nonprofit requirement.

In addition, The Village Music School Foundation will provide support in development of suitable projects that also foster a love of music.

Board of Directors

Kevin Dolan, MM Yale University

Josephine Cannella, MS Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Richard Haas, Ph.D. Duke University

Dr. Leah Forlivio, Ph.D. Central Connecticut State University

Eliot Fisk, MM Yale University

Aaron Morrill, Esq. Fordham Law School

Current Projects

We are excited about our new partnership with Amazon Smile! Choose us as your charity of choice and Amazon with donate a portion of the purchase price to us. As of mid-July, 2020 we have achieved nonprofit status with the IRS under article 501(c )(3).

March, 2020: With the onslaught of the coronavirus and all the changes to normal operations that have occurred, we understand that many parents are struggling to keep their children occupied in positive activities during the day. Music lessons are a perfect solution to that kind of problem. Our sister organization, The Village Music School is offering online lessons, and if families are unable to pay the full amount, we are willing to subsidize the cost of the lessons on a sliding scale, based on the family’s rate of subsidy on the Free and Reduced Lunch database. We do this in order to ensure the musicians giving the lessons are being paid fully.

We are very excited to announce that we recently met with our Board and secured permission to explore several projects, including collaborating on an Alzheimer’s benefit concert, support for an amateur choral group, support for a group who creates performance opportunities for musicians with developmental disabilities, and support for a guitar festival.

Contact Us

Let’s get in touch.

Have a question?

Email us at mail@thevmsfoundation.org

Call us:

Main Office 877.841.6188

Connecticut 860.212.6990

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Care to make a donation? Click the button below to go to our secure donation site.


Now you can select The Village Music School Foundation as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile, and then a portion of the purchase price of everything you buy there goes to us! It’s a Win Win!

Donate!

We welcome donations to The Village Music School Foundation in any amount. Your donations help to fund music lessons for families who cannot afford them as well as enterprises that charitably support a love of music. Thank you! When you click on the Donate button, it will bring you to our secure donation transaction page.


In addition, you can go shopping on Amazon Smile and, if you select us as your charity, they will donate a portion of the purchase price to us! Here’s the link to do that: Amazon Smile and The Village Music School. Thank you!