Music Makers Project Members during a drum circle at the Boys and Girls Club.

Cameron Deal – The Music Makers Project

Date grant awarded: November 5, 2019

The Music Makers Project works to increase access to music for under-resourced children. The initiative is hosted at the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria, Arizona and brings in local high school musicians to present and perform on their instruments. This offers an opportunity for the children to interact with and explore a variety of instruments.

Cameron Deal, who initiated the project, was inspired by the variety of worlds he has glimpsed through music. This seed grant will enable the project to purchase a variety of beginner instruments so that the kids can begin long-term relationships with music. The Music Makers Project wants to be the spark that ignites long and rich musical lives for those who have not had the opportunity to explore this area of the arts.