Founded in 2010 we are busy working on our 8th year. Our mission statement: “To enrich the lives of students, artists, teachers and audiences through the study, performance, composition and celebration of the guitar.”
The ultimate goal of the foundation is to build an outstanding education and mentoring program for dozens of recipients each year, making a critical difference in advancing their artistic and music career development. We work with local schools to augment music education programs for all levels of students, and bring music to those who might otherwise not experience it. We strive to nurture a unique, life-changing experience that dramatically enhances their guitar expertise and skills while nourishing their creative spirit in a relaxed, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.
During the past 7 years we have awarded 144 scholarships to students and teachers from across the Valley, and Montana, providing exposure to high caliber faculty and artists to build and grow their career. The 7 days of education and mentoring with faculty and Artists in Residence can be a life changing experience. These recipients spend the week in a focused track at the Crown Workshop where they study a specific genre, collaborate and perform together with their class and many other participants for a full 24/7 musical immersion.
Email Diane Kautzman for more information on the various options.