November 2013 Philanthropy
The Institute For The Musical Arts
Founded in 1987, The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is a non-profit multicultural teaching, performing and recording facility with the mission of supporting women and girls in the field of music and music-related business. Since 2002, IMA has offered a series of residential summer programs for girls and young women ages 9 to 22 designed to help them to find their authentic voice using the “rock band” as a vehicle to gain confidence in performance abilities, to improve musicianship and to develop collaborative leadership skills. The most advanced program is a studio engineering and recording program which attracts and is designed for young women (most of whom have been in our other programs) who are on a music career-path trajectory.
“My daughter Sophie is who she is because of the Institute for the Musical Arts--a musician certainly but more so, a confident young woman who believes in herself.” Karen Rehmus, parent of IMA alumna
Those who go through the IMA programs emerge with the ability to enter a recording studio or performance space with the skills, the knowledge and the confidence to project their own voice and pursue their own dreams.