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Harman Pro Group Sponsors Vocal Scholarships [ Winter NAMM 2007 ]

United States
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 18, 2007 — For the past three years, Harman Pro Group has sponsored vocal music scholarships at New England Music Camp (NEMC) in Sidney, Maine, in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes Region. Once again, Harman is sponsoring two scholarships for the 2007 camp season.

Since 1937, NEMC has blended its high-quality and intensive musical education with popular sports and recreational activities. Campers design their own programs to develop their musical talents, recreational abilities, and social skills in a warm, stimulating, and supportive community environment. NEMC is a magical place that has touched and changed the lives of thousands of campers who have attended from across the United States and from all corners of the world. The NEMC goal is to help young people find joy in making music, appreciate the splendor of Maine’s woodlands and lakes and make friends.

NEMC is open to 195 young people who arrive with a wide range of musical abilities. Both the beginning student and the advanced performer are provided many opportunities for significant growth. Campers design programs according to their individual needs and desires.

The weekly program includes two private lessons, participation in one or more major performing groups, and ample practice time. Campers choose from classes such as theory, harmony, composition, conducting, sight-singing, jazz appreciation, musical theater workshop, diction, voice class and improvisation.

The entire NEMC community shares one common interest - the love of music. Many alumni have pursued careers on the concert stage, in symphony orchestras, and on the teaching faculties of public and private schools, conservatories, and universities. Others, for whom music is an avocation, have found their NEMC experience to be a wonderful part of their personal growth. Harman Professional is proud to work with NEMC in conjunction with the music education program, harman: how to listen®

Harman: how to listen is a joint creation of Dr. Sidney Harman, executive chairman of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, and renowned trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. They began the program in the spring of 1996, based upon the shared belief that “listening is important in music and important in life.” The curriculum, which brings professional musicians into the classroom, grew out of the belief that music, in Mr. Marsalis’ words, “teaches kids self-discipline, concentration and cooperation.” During the past 10 years, Harman International has brought the harman: how to listen program to more than 300 schools in more than 25 cities.

Harman Pro Group is proud to present the fourth year of harman: how to listen vocal music scholarships at NEMC. “The campers that attend New England Music Camp today are tomorrow’s performers on any given stage,” says Blake Augsburger, President of the Harman Pro Group. “What NEMC is providing to these future performers is professionalism in the entertainment industry along with all the joys of a summer in Maine. We are proud to sponsor these scholarships and look forward to working with these kids in the very near future.”

The harman: how to listen vocal scholarships for NEMC are awarded through audition and are based upon merit. For information about New England Music Camp and these Harman scholarships, please visit: www.NEMusicCamp.com

For information about the harman: how to listen outreach program, please visit the Harman Pro website.
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