Neutrik recently donated 400 cable connectors to the Renaissance Music Program, an organization that provides music education to inner-city children, located in the Bronx, N.Y.
“The Renaissance Music Program is an exceptional organization, providing inner-city children with musical experiences often unavailable to them through the public schools and community programs at large,” says Jim Cowan, president of Neutrik USA. “We applaud this group’s efforts and are glad that we can provide assistance in any way possible.”
Neutrik has donated 100 pieces of each XX and PX Series product to the program: NC3FXX, a female XLR cable connector; NC3MXX, a male XLR cable connector; NP2X and NP3C, both ¼-inch professional phone plugs.
Renaissance co-founders Darren Quinlan and Bervine Harris launched the venture three years ago, when they noticed that music education had been dissipating in inner-city public schools and that the benefits from participating in such activities were not being utilized. By establishing this organization, they hoped to ensure that this trend would not continue in the future. The Renaissance Program uses music as a way of attracting youth and maintaining their interest while providing opportunities to fully maximize their potential.
“The connectors that Neutrik donated will be used for multiple program purposes,” stated Quinlan. “Students in the engineering classes will assemble wires together with the connectors, which we will then used to conduct our many classes, recitals and concert performances by our participants. The connectors will inevitably be used at all of our events.”
Quinlan and Harris created a Saturday music program that offers instruction in drums, bass guitar, keyboards, audio engineering, vocals and band to children ranging in ages 6 to 19. Through the years, the enrollment in the program has increased from approximately 40 kids to almost 200 children that they currently educate each week. In addition to the Saturday program they have also initiated a “Music On Wheels” program that brings music instruction directly to public schools and community centers currently in the Bronx region.
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