Pro Musica's 2018-19 Season

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Pro Musica

Help us raise funds to support our 2018-19 Concert Season and Arts Education Programs. We have a great season lined up that includes a piano trio, TWO string quartets, plus a fun "Bach-A-Bye Baby Concert" for children age two and under. Our Arts Education Program will reach over 1500 students. Your support matters! Thank you!

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Project Overview

What We Do

As the sole presenter of classical music programming in the Joplin area, Pro Musica fills a niche and provides a service that impacts Joplin and the surrounding communities in the following ways:

1) Improves Community Health:  The presence of art and music in a community enhances the lives of the people that live there. Pro Musica offers the opportunity to hear world-renowned professional musicians in concerts that are open to the public at no charge.  This removes any financial barriers that would make it difficult for lower-income individuals to attend.

2)  Strengthens Education:  While our concerts are the most visible part of what we do, we invest more time and energy into our extensive Arts Education Program.  All of our chamber groups do at least one Arts Education Event in the community.  We are careful to select ensembles that possess not only exceptional professional artistic ability but also an engaging style.   These Arts Education Events benefit students in public and private schools, the local university, and a private college.

Arts Education continues during the chamber concerts.  We build our season to provide listeners with a wide variety of ensembles, instrument combinations, and both historic and new music.  Programs that combine music in this way broaden the listener’s understanding of and appreciation for classical music as well as the culture it represents.  

3)  Improves Quality of Life:  When possible, Arts Education Events are held in other non-traditional settings such as assisted living centers, hospitals, and a domestic violence shelter.  It is unlikely many residents of these facilities would be able to attend any type of concert and they are always deeply touched by the willingness of the musicians to come to them.

 4)  Contributes to Economic Growth:  A study conducted by Connect2Culture in 2015 found that Arts and Culture organizations contributed $1.8M to the local economy directly and their audiences contributed another $3.6M.  Pro Musica is pleased to be counted among those organizations and a significant part of the growing Arts & Culture industry that makes the community a more desirable place to live and work.       

 

Your Support Matters

Historically, support for Pro Musica has been equally divided between Corporate Partners, Foundation & Grants, and Individual Donors.  During recent years, however, support from Corporate Partners has declined and support from Foundations & Grants has become less dependable.  If Pro Musica is going to continue to offer chamber concerts that are open to the public on a pay-as-you-can basis, and our extensive Arts Education Program to local students, it is vital that support from Individual Donors increase to make up the difference.  

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About Pro Musica

Pro Musica began presenting concerts in 1981 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1986.  Our mission is "to foster interest in, appreciation for, and enjoyment of world-class, live classical music in Joplin and the four-state area."  To carry out this mission, Pro Musica presents a program that provides listeners with a wide variety of ensembles, instrument combinations, and both historic and new music.  Programs that combine music in this way broaden the listener's understanding of and appreciation for classical music as well as the culture it represents.  These concerts and their ancillary Arts Education Programs are designed to complement, not compete with, other area music organizations.

Pro Musica's chamber music series consists of five or six concerts each season.  It features professional artists of recognized national and international reputations.  This series has been kept open to the public at no charge since its inception, thus encouraging and enabling attendance by students, families, those on limited incomes, and people just beginnng to appreciate classical music.  

Symphony orchestras are presented every few years.  The experience of hearing the symphonic repertoire and the sound of so many musicians playing togther is an important one in the formation of music appreciation.

While our concerts are the most visible part of what we do, we actually invest more time and energy into our extensive Arts Education Program.  All of our chamber groups do at least one Arts Education Event in the community.  These Arts Education Events benefit students in public and private schools, the local university, and a private college.  Many of these students have never a live performance of a professional musician and/or heard classical music. 

When possible, Arts Education Events are held in non-traditional settings such as assisted living centers, hospitals, and a domestic violence shelter.  It is unlikely many residents of these facilities would be able to attend any type of concert and they are always deeply touched by the willingness of the musicians to come to them.  

The presence of art and music in a community enhances the lives of the people that live there.  As the sole presenter of classical music programming in the Joplin area, Pro Musica fills a niche that is a significant part of the growing Arts & Culture industry that make Joplin a more desireable place to live and work. 

Pro Musica

https://www.promusicajoplin.org

Joplin, Missouri
417-625-1822
director@promusicajoplin.org