Vega believes that every student should have access to music in school. To address this significant barrier to accessing music education, Vega launched Instruments in the Cloud, a website designed to:
- Get more musical instruments into the hands of students;
- Empower every person to be a champion for music education in his or her community; and
- Provide resources to music educators and administrators that help increase access to musical instruments.
WHAT DOES INSTRUMENTS IN THE CLOUD DO?
For donors, Instruments in the Cloud makes it easy to donate a once-loved but no longer used musical instrument to a school music program in need. Donors can support a specific school or search for a need for the instrument they plan to donate.
For teachers, Instruments in the Cloud provides a wish list feature, which allows teachers to quickly communicate their classroom needs. Program wish lists roll up into a dynamic, searchable database of need.
Also for teachers and administrators, Instruments in the Cloud provides a free musical instrument inventory system that allows teachers to manage, track, and share instruments among programs and schools. The inventory system connects administrators and music teachers so they can view one another’s inventory and communicate to share the instruments they already have.
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West Side Summit Charter School’s fourth and fifth graders now have the musical instruments they need to start a beginning band program. Vega donated 43 musical instruments… Read more “West Side Summit Charter School”
Bemidji’s Schoolcraft Community Learning Charter School was coming up short on stringed instruments for the school’s elementary and middle school orchestra program. Vega provided eight violins and one… Read more “Schoolcraft Learning Community Charter School”
Vega Productions and Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project worked together to gather 25 musical instruments for Creative Arts School’s music program and after school jazz program.