Cincinnati youth will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and potential tomorrow evening at The Sampler. The event provides a public outlet, on a quarterly basis, for Music Resource Center performers.
Housed within the MRC — an Evanston/Walnut Hills-based nonprofit that offers a rehearsal space and studio time for teens, grades 7-12, who can then learn from and receive mentorship from industry professionals as they create and hone their craft — is The Venue. The lounge-style space is where The Sampler will make its debut.
“Providing members with an opportunity to bring their ideas to the stage feels like the perfect way to celebrate how far they’ve come as young artists,” says Nick Rose, MRC's program manager.
From 5:30 to 6 p.m., community members are invited to mingle over a casual dinner, which is provided by Snack in a Sak — a nonprofit that regularly provides nourishment for MRC members who may not otherwise have access to a healthy meal — prior to the live performances, which will take place from 6 to 7 p.m.
"I love how our Sampler brings together people from all walks of life,” says MRC's founder and executive director, Karen D’Agostino. “Students, volunteers, donors and staff share a meal and celebrate the music being created at MRC.”
And the music produced, which students have the opportunity to create at a membership rate of just $2 a month via private instruction at an equipped space, is empowering.
“Music Resource Center’s youth take great care in developing their songs and learning about music,” Rose says. “It’s amazing to see them bounce their creative lyrics and beats among our teaching staff.”
- Attend The Sampler tomorrow night. The event is free with parking available in the lot adjacent to the MRC.
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- Spread word about the MRC, and like its page on Facebook.