Open letter to Music Yukon, Arts in the Park, Steve Slade, Art Johns and Nola Lamken:
Please accept my thanks and appreciation for the kind support and generous donation of $1,086 to the Dawson City Orff program. This donation will ensure that Orff can continue to provide a preschool music program in 2013-2014 season. There are many worthy recipients for funding assistance, and so it is an honour to be chosen, and recognized by the Arts in the Park and Music Yukon.
Many thanks to Steve Slade, the Arts in the Park artists, the public who attended the August 9 concert, and in particular, I am especially grateful to Art Johns and Nola Lamken, who donated the proceeds from their Arts in the Park performance. Thank you!
The formal, preschool Orff music education system is a relatively new program in Dawson City. Named after its originator, German composer Carl Orff, our aim is to make music education a priority for our youngest citizens. Using song, drama, movement, speech and instruments, the program creates opportunities to explore imagination, develop language and motor skills, and self-confidence. In our vibrant arts community, exposure to music and the arts in general could never come too soon.
Children are at the heart of our community. This significant donation will enhance the transition to public school programming, and contribute to children’s overall learning and development, which is an investment in the future.
Thank you once again for the generous financial assistance and the opportunity to continue the Dawson City Orff Music Program.
Tiss Clark, Orff Music Program instructor