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Music School

Since forming brass bands in the late 1800s among blue-collar coal miners in London who needed a diversion from the many pitfalls of poverty, The Salvation Army has reached the disadvantaged with the healing power that comes from the creation and appreciation of music. Always central to worship services, music instruction is also proven to benefit students, especially developing youth, in so many aspects of their lives while making substantive positive impacts on their future.

Within The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division, the success of the Beaver County Music School operating out of the Aliquippa location has been remarkable. At the end of year 2019, nearly 50 students were enrolled, and since its beginning in 2010, hundreds of young participants have gained the knowledge, experience, self-esteem, self-discipline, confidence and joy of music theory, instrumental instruction and song, along with sacred dance choreography and drama.

Building on this foundation of musical and artistic excellence, the Greater Pittsburgh Music School program will expand the outreach to new areas, newly constructed Salvation Army facilities, new students, new curriculum, new modes of artistic expression, newly hired specialized staff members ready to offer in-depth instruction, and new chances for artistic collaboration with a vast network of community cultural resources close by. All of this together will bring new hope to children in the greater Pittsburgh area who are in real need of the enrichment and encouragement an arts education brings.

Classes Offered (varies by location): Music Theory, Vocal Training, Band Instruments including Brass, Piano, Drums, Guitar and Timbrels, Sacred Dance Choreography and Drama.

BCMS is tentatively scheduled to resume services on September 14. 2020 while GPMS is scheduled to begin on September 16, 2020. 

 

Greater Pittsburgh Music School

Pittsburgh Temple Worship & Service Center

1060 McNeilly Road

Mt. Lebanon, PA 15226

Beaver County Music School

Beaver Falls Worship & Service Center

414 16th St.

Beaver Falls, PA 15010


STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Musicamp: A week-long special session at The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny in Ellwood City for students aged 7-17, participants get to meet and practice with other arts students from all over the WPA Division, making new friends and great memories. Musicamp averages 215 campers per year.
  • Star Lake Camp: For qualified budding musicians 13+, this is an opportunity to travel to New Jersey over the summer, networking and rehearsing with like-minded amateurs and instructors from across the entire Salvation Army Eastern Territory.
  • Star Search: Divisional and territorial talent recognition events function as friendly competitions to honor our music, dance, choral, drama and band students who strive to perfect their craft. Star Search averages 225 participants per year.

 

MUSIC SCHOOL PROGRAM COSTS 

  • $3,500 Provides an entire year of music & arts education for a student
  • $300 - $3,500: New Instruments
  • $1,600: Piano Lessons for 1 Year
  • $500: Sends one student to Music Camp at Camp Allegheny
  • $750: Sends one student to Start Lake Music Camp in NJ

Click here to download the Greater Pittsburgh Music School Case for Support

Click here to download the Beaver County Music School Case for Support

 

Interested in applying? Find your local Salvation Army:

 

Contact us

Bryan Cook, Divisional Music Director

The Salvation Army of Western PA Division

Office: (412) 446-1548

Bryan.Cook@USE.SalvationArmy.Org