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Donate used music items to support CSA scholarships for kids

March 7, 2017

The NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) needs your used sheet music, music books, old musical instruments, stands, CDs and other items that might be of interest to musicians. Clean out your piano bench, attics, and basements, and donate to a great cause. Your unwanted music items will be sold during Performathon to raise money for scholarships.

Held every two years, Performathon is the major fund-raising event of the CSA. The funds raised support CSA scholarship programs, which help enable families unable to afford the full cost of arts education to enroll children in music lessons, music ensembles, or classes in music, art, or theatre. Since the CSA scholarship programs began in 1993, it has raised more than $100,000, and nearly 800 students have received scholarship assistance.

Performathon is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, in the Boutell Concert Hall and lobby of the NIU Music Building. In addition to the Incredible Music Swap, Performathon features live music, a raffle, café-style bake sale, art and photo exhibit, and more!

The CSA is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. More than 50 teachers offer lessons on virtually all musical instruments, as well as art and theatre. More than 400 community people from nearly 40 towns and cities travel to DeKalb for lessons, classes and music ensembles every semester.

Bring your items to Room 132 at the NIU Music Building between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact the office at 815-753-1450 to arrange for pickup of the items.