CHANGING THE WORLD ​ONE NOTE AT A TIME!

ABOUT GRACE NOTES MUSIC FOUNDATION

Founded in 2010, the Grace Notes Music Foundation began as an outreach program of the Jupiter Academy of Music whose purpose was the administration of the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships. Named after a joyful, talented music student who loved to play the piano, the scholarships were a way of honoring the life of Makayla Joy Sitton. Her family wanted to continue her legacy and love of music by making music lessons possible for children in need. And so, the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships were born. In September of 2011, the Grace Notes Music Foundation received its 501(c)(3) designation.

The Grace Notes Music Foundation has a bright future and a vision for growth in the years to come. Building on the cornerstone of our organization, the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships, the Foundation continues to make music scholarships and music outreach programs available to children in need.


THE MISSION OF GRACE NOTES MUSIC FOUNDATION

​Grace Notes Music Foundation is to provide exceptional music education and
performance opportunities for students from diverse cultural ethnic, racial and
​economic backgrounds and to sponsor community enriching music events. 

Sixteen students are receiving private music lesson scholarships through the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships during the 2018-19 school year.

Eighteen students received group piano lessons as part of a 7-week Summer Music Camp Intensive for students of the Faith’s Place Center for Arts Education.

Twenty students enjoyed an Interactive Music Program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee Peace Camp in August 2018.

Six students received grants to attend summer music camps based on financial need.

The winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Performing Arts Competition won a $200 grant.

Over 100 local student musicians performed at live, musical performances during the 2018-19 School Year.

Several thousand local residents attend free (or low cost) live, music performances. The annual Himmel Theater “Music for the Mind” Concert sponsored by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation was attended by approximately 3,000 people at $5-10/ticket. The annual “Carousel Concert-Thon” produced in cooperation with the Jupiter Academy of Music is a one-day music festival at Downtown at the Gardens attracting hundreds of individuals and families and provided free to the community.​

​​Grace Notes Music Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization. Donations made are tax-deductible!
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

​Music belongs to everyone! ​The mission of the Grace Notes Music Foundation is to provide exceptional music education and performance opportunities for students from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and to sponsor community enriching music events.