Check out Board member Lindsay Schwartz's experience at the Holy Trinity Music Camp in Cange. Hear about her work with the very large "Petit Orchestre de Chambre" group, getting chikengunya, hikes to the river, and students hungry to learn. Click here to read!
We are happy to announce that our Spring Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure! Read about upcoming summer music camps in Haiti, get to know BLUME Haiti Board Member Ricardo Lesperance, and learn about one of our amazing donors, Stringworks of Appleton, WI. We're also announcing a benefit concert called "Music for Haiti" which will take place June 14 at Harmony Cafe in Appleton, featuring the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Trio, a silent auction and lots more! Click here to read our 3rd newsletter. And if you like what you're reading, sign up to receive future issues here!
Evan Lowery at Stringworks in Appleton, WI is readying a large shipment of instruments for Cemuchca and the Institut National de Musique d'Haiti, two of the music schools that BLUME Haiti supports. We are so thankful for Stringworks' continued support!
On Thursday, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Ms. Josette Darguste, the acting Minister of Culture, participated in Pandiassou (Hinche), at the ceremony of presentation of the first components of the Orchestra of the National Music Institute of Haiti (INAMUH). Read more here!
Did you receive our recent Winter Newsletter? If you didn't, you can find it here in our newsletter archive. To make sure you receive future BLUME Haiti newsletters join our mailing list here. You'll get the latest news and updates on BLUME Haiti's activities as well as important stories about the Haitian music programs we support.
Recently, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas announced their Carribean tour of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica. Haitian youth were encouraged to audition. The YOA Orchestra of the Americas is a Pan-American symphony orchestra of 100 musical leaders, ages 18-30 from 25 countries of the Western Hemisphere. At the invitation of the Ministry of Culture, during the YOA Caribbean tour, YOA will spend 6 days in Haiti (July 16-July 20, 2014) to mentor local youths, train teachers and perform side-by-side concerts.
This holiday season Haitian music schools spread joy and peace throughout their country by sharing the gift of music. Enjoy these photos from some of their Holiday Concerts!
What if this year you gave holiday gifts that made a difference? Gifts whose shelf-life would live for years and years, and enrich the lives of people in need? Join year 2 of our "Give the Gift of Music Education" holiday giving campaign by making a tax-deductible donation in the name of someone you love. Not sure what to get your sibling? Make a donation in their name, and you can choose between three custom thank you cards to print, personalize and put in their holiday card. Follow this link to donate easily online: http://www.blumehaiti.org/donate.html