Lipscomb Family Foundation Awards $10,000 to MAC

Lipscomb Family Foundation Awards $10,000 to MAC (Midlands ArtsĀ  Conservatory)

The Lipscomb Family Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) to help fund the purchase of a Piano Lab for the school.

The total cost for the Piano Lab, which includes one teacher piano and 15 electronic student pianos, is $34,882. Rice Music House has already donated $7,681 towards the project and has also loaned MAC the Lab for this academic year. In order to fully fund the Lab, MAC still needs to raise about $17,000 from local donors and other foundations.

The Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) is a free public charter school in Columbia, South Carolina with a focus on visual arts, theater, dance, and music. The mission is to prepare students for academic and personal success in an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, cultural literacy, and a deep appreciation of the arts. MAC currently consists of students in 6th, 7th and 8thgrades, and it will continue to add one new grade every year until it is a full 6-12thgrade school. Students at MAC receive three hours of academic instruction each day and three hours of instruction in their art area. Daily music instruction at MAC includes Suzuki strings (violin, viola, cello), as well as music theory, ear training, music history, piano and choir.

The MAC website is at http://midlandsartsconservatory.org. MAC is located at 3806 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203.

For more information, contact Head of Schools Brad Tillman.