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    Want more opportunities for music on Nantucket?

    The Nantucket Community Music Center wants to hear what you think.

     

    Nantucket Community Music Center (NCMC) wants to engage more people in music—learning to play instruments, singing, performing, attending musical events—and to find out what new programs they’d prefer, it’s asking everyone who lives and vacations on Nantucket to take a short, on-line survey.

     

    “We conducted focus groups this summer,” said Tony Wagner, Executive Director at the NCMC,  “and were amazed by the ideas people offered us.  We can’t do them all—at least not this year—so we want people who like music to tell us which ideas they prefer.”

     

    NCMC is fielding a short on-line survey, which is open to all who live or visit here. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NantucketMusic.

     

    Survey participants will have a chance of winning one of five $100 pre-paid debit cards.

     

    Wagner said the more than 40 ideas suggested by focus group participants ranged from fun and easy ways for young people to try out instruments, to challenging programs for serious amateur musicians, to musical performances that would tie into the Christmas Stroll and the Daffodil Festival.

     

    “Clearly, people love music, and would like to see more and different music on the Island.” He said.  According to Wagner, one idea that came up again and again was for NCMC and community groups to host festivals that feature food, craft and music from different cultures.  “Nantucket has a thriving and diverse culture, and the more inclusive of the wonderful music that different communities bring, the better for the island as a whole.” he added.

     

     

    Nantucket Community Music Center offers private and group music lessons, ensemble performance opportunities for youth and adults, professional recording studio, and musical events year-round. To learn more about NCMC, visit their website at www.nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org.

     

    For more information about the music survey, please contact:

     

    Tony Wagner

    Executive Director

    Nantucket Community Music Center

    nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org

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