*DON’T MISS OUR FALL KICKOFF FESTIVAL, FEATURING ALL FOUR A CAPELLA CHOIRS FROM NC STATE*
Questions? Instrument Donations? Interested in getting involved?
Musical Empowerment at NC State serves children in the Raleigh area whose families would not otherwise have access to music lessons. NC State students are paired with elementary, middle, and high school age children for free weekly, 40 minute, one-on-one music lessons and mentorship. Our program provides free instruments, music books, teacher workshops, and trainings to participants, as well as any other resources that may improve the quality and value of lessons. Lessons take place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Raleigh, local schools, and afterschool programs. Our program is constantly growing and evolving. We accept applications throughout the Fall and Spring semesters for both teachers and families. Please see below for more information about getting involved. We would love to connect with you!
Upcoming Dates and Events
Open Mic Night: come share your music talents or just listen with friends! We will have four microphones and several instruments for you to use.
Tuesday, August 27, 5-8p at Stafford Commons (right outside Talley Student Union)
Fall Kickoff Festival: a night of a variety of music (featuring a cappella, jazz, indie, and more!) and raffles. All proceeds go towards providing music education to the children we mentor.
Friday, September 6, 7:30p in Talley Piedmont Ballrooms. Tickets at the top of the page!
Interest Meetings (for prospective teachers):
Tuesday, August 27, 7-8p in Talley 4132
Tuesday, September 10, 7-8p in Talley 4132
New Teacher Training:
Sunday, September 15, 10a in Talley 4270
For Prospective Partner Families:
Please complete the Parent and Student portions of your application as soon as possible. We accept applications and pair students with mentors on a rolling basis. If you have any questions or problems with the application, please do not hesitate to contact us at the contact information at the top of the page. If you cannot complete the form due to limited Internet access, please email the contact above and we will provide you with a printable application form.
For Prospective Mentors (students at NC State):
1. Attend an information session (see dates above). *If you're interested and the interest meeting dates have passed, no problem! Contact us at the email given above.*
2. Please complete your application ASAP to have the best chance of being paired with a partner family to teach lessons during this semester. Please note we do accept applications on a rolling basis.
3. Attend training (see dates above). We will schedule an alternate date for those who are unavailable. Attending training early in the semester allows for more time with your prospective student, and we highly recommend attending this first session. Contact us if you cannot make the scheduled teacher training!
Dr. Daniel Monek, Director of Music Department at NC State
Student Leadership Team
Ashley Cummings - Senior Co-President
Alex Lerner - Junior Co President
Finance and Fundraising:
Kea McKibben email:
Our chapter began teaching lessons during the 2015-2016 academic year, so this will be our fifth year of maintaining music mentorship and instrument lending programs. We have recently started to experience growth in our numbers of student-teacher pairs, but strive to retain the small-group ‘feel’ as we expand. Our past senior co-presidents, Alex Kim (class of 2017) and Shane Reagan (class of 2018), stay involved as members of our local Board of Directors. Alex was our chapter’s founder and serves as our board chairman.
Most of our teachers still partner with families from Fred A Olds elementary school, where all of our original students were enrolled. In the 2017-2018 academic year, we had the unique privilege of developing a relationship with Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary School, partnering with families who were involved in the Alexander Family YMCA’s Y-Learning program. We intend to continue to develop our relationship with Olds and Wiley as we expand to additional schools!
Chapter EIN: 81-0711316