OPERATION: LIVE MUSIC 2020
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS WITH AN INSTRUCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE FOR 1/3 THE COST!
Operation: Live Music 2020
LIVE MUSIC is a Divisional subsidy for private music lessons for guitar, percussion, brass and piano students. Through this program, DHQ will pay 1/3 of the cost of pre-approved music lessons for any Junior or Senior Soldier from a Corps within the Midland Division. The Corps will contribute an additional 1/3 of the cost, leaving 1/3 for the student. Subsidies will be given for up to thirteen weeks, a renewal application and video must be completed before the subsidy is extended.
1. The applicant must be an active Junior or Senior Soldier in good standing and must be at least 8 years old. Exceptions to the age limit require the endorsement of the private instructor and approval of the Divisional Music and Gospel Arts Director.
2. The applicant must be actively involved in the Corps and must be willing to use this instruction to benefit the Corps. If the student is unwilling to serve in the Corps after lessons have been taken, the full cost of the lessons must be repaid by the student.
3. The applicant must have access to an adequate instrument for regular practice. For piano students, this could be a Corps piano, provided the student has daily access to the instrument.
4. The completed application must be endorsed by the Corps Officer then submitted to the Divisional Music and Gospel Arts Director and Divisional Program Secretary for signature. Parental permission must be secured for those students under age 18.
5. No consideration will be given to funding lessons already taken.
6. Lessons can be funded for up to three months (thirteen weeks). Renewal applications for continuing lessons must be accompanied by a written evaluation from the instructor and a short video of student performing to show advancement, at least one month before expiration and are renewable up to thirteen weeks.
7. A completed application must be submitted before the lessons begin to the Divisional Finance Board through the Divisional Music Director. Once approved, the DHQ portion of the subsidy will be sent to the corps which will then provide a check for 2/3 of the total cost of lessons to the applicant. The applicant is then solely responsible for providing full payment to the music instructor. This is to eliminate the need for the Salvation Army to issue 1099 forms to each individual instructor.