Magazine article International Musician

MPTF Launches MusicianFest Partnership with National Council on Aging

Magazine article International Musician

MPTF Launches MusicianFest Partnership with National Council on Aging

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Music is a powerful connector. For older adults, music can have a positive impact on their mental and physical well-being. That's why the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF), Film Fund Trust Fund, and National Council on Aging (NCOA) are teaming up to bring live music to senior centers across the country.

MusicianFest will stage up to 500 free performances at senior centers in an effort to bring the positive impact of music into the lives of older adults. Although these are small, solo musician performances, there will be 500 paid performances from these small block grants. They will begin as soon as possible, and are expected to conclude by June 30 of this year. The program has a great potential overall impact for the AFM and the MPTF.

National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) are vibrant community organizations. They serve a diverse group of older adults, from those who are healthy and active to those with multiple health issues. They support seniors on limited incomes who seek access to services and activity to maintain a healthy life. The music and live performances can have significant impact on the lives of these older adults. We are proud to be a resource for putting talented professional musicians in these senior centers.

"I've experienced the joy live music can bring to a rapt audience at a senior center, and it's hard to deny the power of song," says Maureen O'Leary, program manager of NCOA's NISC. "We're pleased this partnership will bring professional-caliber performers into the lives of thousands of older adults across the country. …

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