I'm looking at 3,500$ all together at this point. If I can raise this money, I'll have the most incredible experience this summer. Over three weeks I will:
· Plant African Blackwood trees at schools, orphanages, and community centers
· Teach private and small group clarinet lessons to students at Korongoni Secondary School
· Perform in concert programs, in Moshi and Arusha
· Visit three of Tanzania's breathtaking national parks
C4C is spreading the love of music and the importance of their national tree. The African Blackwood/mpingo tree (known as grenadilla to musicians) is used in many different instruments, especially the clarinet! Many, if not all had never seen or heard a clarinet before and and I think that's so important.
Described by the C4C site:
"Clarinets for Conservation promotes awareness of conserving Mpingo"“commonly referred to as African Blackwood or Grenadilla"“by actively
engaging students and the community with the power of music.
Teaching secondary students in Tanzania to play the clarinet empowers them by improving problem-solving skills, facilitating self-sufficiency, and by providing a healthy creative outlet.
Students and C4C teachers take part in innovative interdisciplinary performances/tree plantings throughout Tanzania to help connect the clarinet and the tree it is made of, Mpingo, with the community"“therefore fostering a sincere desire for a sustainable future."
As a future music educator this is an opportunity that I do not want to miss! Please help me get to Tanzania, I will forever be grateful. :)
Ask me about more details.
You can learn more at http://www.clarinetsforconservation.org/c4c-tanzania.html
Also check out this PBS video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nFV4-2GROM
- Katherine Bockbrader
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