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Florida Orchestra Receives Education Program Funds

Hillsborough County in Florida approved an additional $100,000 to expand The Florida Orchestra’s music education program, presented through a partnership with Prodigy Cultural Arts Program and the University Area Community Development Corporation.

The program began in Summer 2018 with group violin lessons and free concerts by The Florida Orchestra’s musicians—members of Local 427-721 (Tampa, FL)—for Prodigy students and families. It now offers a 15-week after school program with group violin lessons twice weekly. The new funds will cover instrument rentals and supplies, and will allow hiring of additional violin instructors and a part-time coordinator.