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Korg EDU Creates License Plate Grant Program with Texas Music Office

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: January 18, 2018

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Korg Education has teamed up with the Texas Office of Music to help celebrate some of the best communities for music education in Texas.

“This prestigious recognition by the NAMM Foundation is given to only those communities that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education,” says Tiffany Stalker, senior manager of education for Korg USA. “In our ongoing efforts to help create and promote more music makers in the classroom, it is an honor to celebrate so many music heroes in my home state.”

As part of the visits to congratulate Texas school districts, the Governor’s Office presented framed certificates from Texas Governor, Greg Abbott. The Office of Music was also able to spread the message about their grant program targeted to support music in the classroom with their specialty license plate grant to financially assist schools across the Lone Star state with costs of musical instruments, lessons, community music programs and more. Texas drivers can personalize their license plates through the Texas DMV, which will donate the majority of the proceeds to the grant program, helping underprivileged children make music a part of their education curriculum.

“The State of Texas’ license plate grant program is a way in which we can help to provide musical instruments and music education to communities in need,” says Clint Strait, owner of local music store, Strait Music. “Music aides children’s learning abilities, can help to heal emotional stress and provides a creative outlet for our Texas youth. Strait Music is proud to support such an amazing program.”

Presented by The NAMM Foundation, the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) and its counterpart, the Support Music Merit Award (SMMA) is an annual national recognition program which honors the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, students and community leaders at the district and individual level who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students in the classroom.

To personalize a Texas state issued license plate to help support education grants, visit here.

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