Help transition our music instruction to safe, rewarding, interactive online experiences and support the operations and the teachers who are keeping music alive for our students and our community.

About the Project

Can you help our community music school stay afloat as we pivot to create an Academy of Remote Learning to allow our students to continue their musical studies during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? 

The Washington Conservatory of Music is one of the seventeen nationally accredited independent community arts schools in the United States. With a faculty of highly credentialed performing artists and dedicated educators, we serve students of all ages in the Greater Bethesda, MD area, northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.  WCM provides lessons, ensembles and group classes for all ages; a free vital outreach program bringing early childhood music and violin classes to children of immigrant and low-income families; and a free monthly professional concert series by world-class musicians.

Today we face a new reality. With the cultural and financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, our outstanding teaching must quickly pivot to online - requiring funds to create and promote this new venture.

This major change in teaching format requires funds for licenses, online platforms, and software and hardware to support the remote studios of 48 faculty members.  At the same time, normal operating costs continue.  Rent must be paid for teaching space we cannot enter, the phone and lights kept on, and support staff paid. To compound the challenge, we have lost revenue from canceled spring concerts and special events.

Thank you for helping to keep our school a vital asset to our community, as we wait to return to on-site music instruction and concerts and continue to grow the WCM Academy of Remote Learning.



Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$10,108.80 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 54 days ago
  • Donate $10 or more

    Gifts of all sizes are much appreciated and will be well used to help us to continue to serve our community and make the world better through music.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $20 or more

    Your $20 gift can help to purchase duplicate office supplies for staff who are remotely working from home.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Your $50 gift can help to purchase licenses necessary for online learning.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Your $100 gift can help to pay the monthly bills that continue even though we are not in our building.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Your $500 gift can help to continue to pay independent workers such as our husband and wife cleaning crew, while we are shut out of our two teaching sites.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Your $1,000 gift can help to make up for lost income from canceled concerts due to the pandemic, in order to plan for new ones.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $2,500 or more

    Your $2,500 gift can help to support the ongoing operating costs so that software and hardware can be purchased to support the pivot to a new online teaching format.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$108.80 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,108.80 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 54 days ago

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