On December 16 and 17, Conn-Selmer will host a workshop called “Grant Writing & Funding Strategies for Music Programs” to help educators learn about different fundraising strategies to benefit their music programs.

The course fee is $199, and the two-day workshop will take place at Venue SIX10 in Chicago, Illinois. Registration includes a copy of The Complete Book of Grant Writing and a certificate for “12 Hours of Professional Development.”

In this workshop, directors will learn about new ways to find funding for their programs. Whether it is seeking financial gains through proper budgeting, seeking new federal grant opportunities, building a donor base, or writing grants, this session will cover new ways to raise needed revenue for your school, school district, and music program.

Conn-Selmer educational clinician and CEO of Harmony Project National Division, Tom Bracy and Christopher Tiffany, associate director of development, Foundation Relations, from the University of Michigan School of Education will teach you how to tell your story in ways that best position your program for funding opportunities, how to cultivate key relationships to build your revenue, and take a deep dive into the art of grant writing.

Register here.

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