Honoring the von Trapp
and Whitehead Heritage
The Arts Award
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Musicians without Borders
We Divide, Music Connects.
Musicians without Borders uses the power of music to connect communities, bridge divides, and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
Honoring Our Music and Art Legacies...
In celebration of the family's musical and artistic heritage, the foundation biennially chooses a deserving recipient for our The Arts Award. We select and donate to music and art programs making a difference in people's lives.
Supporting the arts is important, not only for its cultural aspects, but also in recognition that science has shown a link between listening to and practicing music on brain development, long-term cognitive skills, and emotional well-being. Additionally, music can often be a catalyst for people to connect with our shared humanity.
"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." –Plato
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Musicians without Borders provides community music projects for people dealing with trauma, fear, and isolation as a result of war and conflict. Through their programs and long-term commitment, participants from recent or on-going conflicts develop skills and talents, process grief and loss, and build bridges of reconciliation. They oversee adult and children music programs in Kosovo, the West Bank, Rwanda, Uganda, Northern Ireland, and refugees in The Netherlands.
To learn more, visit: www.musicianswithoutborders.org
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