Grantee Database

PURPLE SILK MUSIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Application ID

AE-AIS-20-7390

Application Type

Arts Education – Artists in Schools

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

The Purple Silk Music Education Foundation (PSMEF) is a nonprofit arts organization in Oakland, California. PSMEF’s mission is “to instill in young people an appreciation of music from different cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese Instruments, opera, and folk songs.” To fulfill this mission, PSMEF provides music education to underserved children and youth (grades K-12) in Oakland and San Francisco, offering them opportunities to train with professional musicians, increase their musical knowledge and proficiency, and perform for their community.

PSMEF was founded in 1995 when Sherlyn Chew, then a music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and instructor of Chinese music at Laney College (a public 2-year college), both in Oakland, started a Chinese music program at Lincoln to respond to cuts in school arts funding. PSMEF became a nonprofit in 1998 and now has an Artistic Director (Chew) and 10 contract artists, all experts in and professional performers of Chinese music.

Organization Summary

The Purple Silk Music Education Foundation (PSMEF) is a nonprofit arts organization in Oakland, California. PSMEF’s mission is “to instill in young people an appreciation of music from different cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese Instruments, opera, and folk songs.” To fulfill this mission, PSMEF provides music education to underserved children and youth (grades K-12) in Oakland and San Francisco, offering them opportunities to train with professional musicians, increase their musical knowledge and proficiency, and perform for their community.

PSMEF was founded in 1995 when Sherlyn Chew, then a music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and instructor of Chinese music at Laney College (a public 2-year college), both in Oakland, started a Chinese music program at Lincoln to respond to cuts in school arts funding. PSMEF became a nonprofit in 1998 and now has an Artistic Director (Chew) and 10 contract artists, all experts in and professional performers of Chinese music.

Organization

PURPLE SILK MUSIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Address

1920 22nd Avenue

Oakland

Phone

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