Outreach Programs

Music Is Key

As funding for arts programming is being cut nation-wide, there is an increasing need for quality music education. Often, children are not exposed to the arts at school and due to financial circumstances, children from low-income families are at greatest risk to be excluded from music programming offered at institutions and centers outside the public school system. The “Music Is Key” program will enable at risk children to benefit from quality music instruction. In addition, “Music Is Key” will enable 3 ISU School of Music students, to provide music classes
to the children, thus gaining valuable teaching experience.

Now in its fifth year, this program is a collaborative effort between the Blues at the Crossroads Festival, the Community School of the Arts and The Center for Community Engagement. This year, the Blues festival is gifting 10 new guitars to at-risk youth that are participating in the Terre Haute Guitar Club.

Offerings, for Music Is Key include:
Terre Haute Guitar Club for Ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17