Mono County Supervisors granted $5,000 to three arts programs aimed at kids at its April 5 meeting.
Chamber Music Unbound received $1,500 for “Kids Concerts” and other in-school presentations. The Mono Arts Council was granted $2,000 to offer free kids summer camps. The council would like to purchase cameras and musical instruments. Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theater received $1,500 for Theater for Young Audiences.
Brian Schuldt, cellist for the Felici Trio and Executive Director of Chamber Unbound said the “Kids Concerts” introduce K-12 grade students to the world of chamber music. The programs are tailor-made to the needs of the schools. Students in Mammoth Lakes schools with an existing music program learn music appreciation. For schools without a music program, such as Lee Vining, students learn basic music skills. The funding will facilitate additional visits to underserved areas like Coleville and Benton. The concerts fill a void left by a lack of music programs as budget cuts eat away at arts programs, Schuldt explained.