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Exhibit illustrates surge in influence through concert series and multi-media display at the Museum of Making Music.
It's the muse of GRAMMY-winning artists, an edgy anchor of modern punk bands, the dueling partner of guitars, mandolins and fiddles, a catalyst for social change, and the centerpiece of a cultural renaissance juggernaut. It's the banjo, and it's everywhere: A symbol of hope amid hardship, resolve amid political unrest, and simple joy amid celebration. Its image, at times tarnished by woe, has been polished throughout history by its complex artistry and its dignified part in social change and cultural pride.
Display highlights historical significance of the communication interface in music making
CARLSBAD,CA—Commemorating 30 years of facilitating the creation of music, MIDI technology debuts a display at the Museum of Making Music that will be on exhibit now through 2014 at NAMM headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. The display invites Museum patrons to experience Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology personally, using a touch screen interface and a fun-to-play YouRock Guitar. YouRock donated the interactive instrument, which effectively demonstrates the versatility of MIDI technology when applied to an instrument. The display also incorporates early MIDI-compatible synthesizers, keyboards and MIDI-enabled instruments to illustrate the early manifestations of the technology over the years.
Gala raises $40K to help fund Museum’s music education programs
CARLSBAD, CA — August 27, 2013 — The Museum of Making Music (MoMM) raised more than $40,000 at its August 23 gala auction, which featured a lavish live auction and silent auction, and a powerful performance by Santana vocalist Greg Walker. The funds raised from the auctions, which included a beautiful variety of donated music products such as electric and acoustic guitars, a Celtic harp, a banjo, and ukuleles, as well as music lessons, accessories and music books, help offset the $60,000 annual cost of operating the Museum's many educational programs.
Fundraiser will help provide access to music for anyone, regardless of age, income or experience.
CARLSBAD, CA — May 31, 2013 — The Museum of Making Music will host a gala event on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM to raise funds for its educational programs that provide access to music and music making for anyone, regardless of age, income, or experience. The event will include amenities such as heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, as well as musical performances by local youth ensembles, The Bunnell Strings, and a featured performance by renowned vocalist Greg Walker.
Breaking free of its rarefied profile and lofty reputation, the harp takes the leading role in a new exhibit at the Museum of Making Music March 23 through September 30. "The Harp: A Global Story of Man, Music and Medicine" comes this spring to the interactive museum, confronting stereotypes and revealing the harp's indelible place in the history of mankind. A six- performance companion concert series coincides with the exhibit's opening, featuring an international slate of harps and harpists throughout the spring and summer.
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Museum of Making Music is hosting two concert events in November that trace saxophone music to its classical roots, showcase the legends who popularized the saxophone in jazz, and examine the wide range of saxophone designs, from the miniature sopranino to the towering six-foot tall contrabass sax.
PHOTO (view hi-res version): Saxophonist Rob Verdi with his collection of unique saxophones. Courtesy of Rob Verdi.
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Thanks to the support of the Ken Grody Ford dealership in Carlsbad, the Museum of Making Music recently received a $10,000 donation from Ford Motor Company to help introduce thousands of local underserved children to the world of music.
Ric Douglas, a local Ford dealership employee, saw an opportunity for the company to support the Museum of Making Music's many educational programs, so he set out to secure help from Ford Motor Company's regional division, which championed the opportunity all the way to the company's headquarters in Michigan. Ford Motor Company, a longtime supporter of organizations aiding underserved and at-risk youth, donated $10,000 to the Museum's Title One Fieldtrip program, which brings students from low-income areas to the Museum for an interactive, educational experience.
The Museum of Making Music, a division of the NAMM Foundation and a must-see destination for members of the music products industry, recently underwent a significant renovation to its galleries thanks to a $500,000 donation from a local patron.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 — The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music are delighted to announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II® synthesizer signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on eBay [link] from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, 2011.
SAN DIEGO – The Museum of Making Music – a cultural destination dedicated to exploring the enduring relationship between people, instruments and the music we make – is undergoing a significant renovation to give visitors new interactive musical experiences at its Carlsbad location.
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