Musicians at Dolce Music Academy in South Florida, a music academy in the United Kingdom and in Australia are being encouraged to host free concerts and workshops to help students learn how to produce, perform and share their work.
The DMA opened up for a free concert on Wednesday and will continue to host workshops throughout the week.
The academy is currently accepting submissions for concerts and classes that range from piano lessons to dance classes.
“We are not just the one place that offers this kind of education, we are a place that people can go to learn,” said Jennifer P. Haney, director of programming and events.
The DMA is accepting submissions until May 8.
“That’s where the magic happens,” Haney said.
The program is offered at DMA venues across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and Miami.
Haney said the program is also helping students who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.
“It’s about putting yourself out there,” she said.
“It’s a really cool thing for students to be able to do.”
“We see it as a way for them to be involved in their communities and in the music community,” said Haney.
The program will also serve as a resource for other arts programs, which include the U.S. National Ballet of Canada, the International Association of Ballet Directors, the National Endowment for the Arts and the United Way of South Florida.