Tipitinas Foundation Inc
Rating: 5 stars 4 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 4040 Tulane Avenue Suite 8000 New Orleans LA 70119 USA
Results: - Provided more than $2.2 million worth of high-quality musical instruments to more than 70 area schools and after-school programs, benefiting more than 4,000 students each school year. - Helped adult musicians and filmmakers achieve annual music/media income increases ranging from 13% to 35%, creating more than $19 million in new earnings and investment. - 100% of participating seniors in Tipitina's Internship Program have graduated high school or received GEDs. Thirteen of those students have received full four-year academic scholarships with the program's help, to institutions including the Berklee School of Music (Boston MA). - Provided biweekly Music Workshops, offering free hands-on music lessons to students of all experience and skill levels, benefiting more than 1000 students.
Target demographics: Tipitina's Foundation serves low-income adult musicians, filmmakers, and other media workers across the state of Louisiana, and also serves low-income music students ages 7 to 19 in the New Orleans metro area
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7525
Geographic areas served: MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP: State of Louisiana YOUTH MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS - New Orleans metro area
Programs: - Instruments A Comin' (IAC) – Tipitina's Internship Program (TIP) – Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op (currently in New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette) – Sunday Music Workshops
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The Foundation definitely supports childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
* Music Office Co-Op, a statewide network of workforce development and job skills training centers for musicians, filmmakers and other media workers. * Instruments A' Comin' is an annual band instrument fundraiser. * Tipitina's Internship Program, which teaches young musicians all aspects of the music industry. * Sunday Music Workshops in which students of all ages play and learn from some of the region's best musicians
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would increase the community outreach efforts in support of the Music Co-Ops.