A monthlong, schoolwide fundraiser for scholarships
October 1-31, 2020

PCM is excited to introduce Practice-a-thon 2020, engaging students of all ages, levels, and instruments to practice and help raise funds for music scholarships. Throughout the month of October, PCM students will track their practice time and ask friends and family to support their efforts by making a financial pledge of a fixed amount, or an amount that correlates with how much the student practices.

At the end of the Practice-a-thon, PCM will award prizes for the most time practiced, the most social media posts, and the most money raised. And every student who raised $50 will be entered to win a raffle prize. These prizes will be announced on Friday, November 6, at the Practice-a-thon’s culminating recital on YouTube. This event will feature recordings submitted by participating students, celebrating their hard work in practicing and raising funds for PCM’s scholarship program.

Each year, PCM provides 80-90 students with financial assistance to enroll individual and group instruction. With the Practice-a-thon, we hope to raise $20,000 for 2020-2021 scholarships.

 

If you would like to participate in Practice-a-thon 2020, please sign up here!

Below, we have posted everything you need to reach out to friends and family and to keep track of your practice below, but by signing up we can send you updates and other helpful information about posting to social media, submitting your video for the Practice-a-thon Recital, and more!

Resources for Students:

  • Submit your practice time daily
  • Email/letter template to send to friends and family
  • Practice-a-thon Timeline
  • Submit your PAT final video here

If you have any questions, please let us know. You can email Wendy Vazquez at wvazquez@pasadenaconservatory.org or call 626-683-3355

We hope that all your students will participate in Practice-a-thon 2020! Please note that PCM will send emails to the entire student body, inviting students to sign up. However, we hope you will also encourage your students to sign up in weekly lessons and in any electronic communications you send to your studio (we’ve even included an email template below!).

In addition to prizes for how much students practice and post to social media, there will be prizes for the greatest percentage of student participation among departments. So the more students in your studio and department participate, the greater the chance for a prize awarded to your department!

Also note that you may also sign up to participate in the Practice-a-thon! In addition to the email template for you to send to students encouraging them to sign up, we have provided the sign up form should you wish to participate and also an email template to send to potential sponsors.

Resources for Faculty

  • Email/letter template to send to students to encourage participation
  • Sign up here!
  • Submit your practice time daily
  • Email/letter template to send to friends and family
  • Practice-a-thon Timeline
  • Submit your final PAT video here

If you have any questions, please let us know. You can email Wendy Vazquez at wvazquez@pasadenaconservatory.org or call 626-683-3355

Thank you for your interest in supporting a PCM student in their practice and for contributing to PCM’s scholarship program! Your Practice-a-thon Sponsorship helps students continue their music lessons, even during these difficult times.

To sponsor a PCM student, you can make a one-time gift of a fixed amount in their honor. You may also make a contribution based on how much the student practices up to a certain dollar amount and, at the end of October, you will be contacted with the total practice time of the student and asked to confirm the final donation amount.

All donations are tax-deductible and will directly support PCM’s scholarship program. Your support will be acknowledged in PCM donor listings online and in our annual report.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Development, Melissa Froehlich, at mfroehlich@pasadenaconservatory.org or 626-683-3355, ext 107.