Indiana public school systems are currently suffering unparalleled budget cuts; these
reductions are forcing schools to reduce or eliminate music and arts related programs.
Research will determine if it is plausible to utilize college student musicians to mentor
and lead area public middle and high school students in music education through a Not
for Profit organization. The ability to continue music education in public schools will
benefit the student, the school system and the community; to be able to utilize college
students would not only give those participants an opportunity to continue playing music
as well as earning community service credit for scholarships and representing their
individual schools as part of a larger intercollegiate program.