Encouraging Young Musicians

imifpracticeWe are excited to share the news that ThorpeWood has been selected to be a venue for a most spectacular group of young musicians.  On Wednesday, July 23rd, the International Music Institute and Festival (IMIF) will be allowing their talented student musicians to play a FREE concert at ThorpeWood at 3pm – they have never performed at our Lodge before – but we need your help to make this happen.

The IMIF is an organization dedicated to providing young musicians with the support and instruction they need to improve their musical ability. (You can learn more about the IMIF  by visiting their website www.imif.us). Interested young musicians apply to the program, and 30 to 35 students are chosen each year. Through a ten day program, the instructors of the IMIF provide intense, personalized instruction to the students and then selected students participate in a five day concert tour of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  ThorpeWood has been selected to be a stop on this five day tour.

Here’s the catch: the IMIF needs to be certain that these students will perform in front of a significant audience when they come to ThorpeWood, otherwise the performance aspect of the IMIF training would not be adequate.  We need to make certain that at least 30 people are in attendance for this concert.  If you are interested in coming to enjoy this truly wonderful event – perhaps you have a young musician in your life who could greatly benefit from seeing this program in action, or you are one who appreciates the nurturing of young people in music – please reach out and let us know your intent by emailing Jo Ann at [email protected].

You all know how important young people are to ThorpeWood, and we relish the opportunity to come together to show support to young people in our region who work so hard to learn an instrument and perfect and strengthen their performance skills.  We hope that you will share this information with any other friends and family that you think might enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music – at no charge!  We hope to hear from you soon!

(The above image is from the International Music Institute & Festival website)