Centre for Arts and Music ( C.A.M. )

 

To help make a difference, The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton is proud to launch its Centre for Art & Music (CAM). Aimed at mentoring a new generation of musicians, the school has a special focus on youth at risk in our community. 

Through the power of music, many of these kids and young adults are learning songwriting, musical instruction, recording, production editing, engineering, performance, video and other media skills. In the process, they acquire self-esteem, self-respect and self-confidence along with respect for others.

Since inception, our executive have actively recruited professionals such as experienced educators involved with youth at risk, child youth workers and accredited musicians with teaching backgrounds. Their voluntary contributions of time and funds demonstrate their belief in and commitment to this initiative.

Governance

Launched in 2010, CAM is operated as a division of the Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton through a Steering Committee reporting to the Board of Directors. 

The Steering Committee presently consists of Chris Simonson (COO, Children, Family & Community Services, Catholic Social Services), Dennis Gane (Manager, Business Development, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce), Terry Evans (Radio Show Host, K-97), Dan Rowe (retired), Jeff Kittlitz (owner, RockHouse Studio), and Carson Cole (Executive Director, Centre for Art and Music).

Funding

Musical instruments and equipment needed for music programs at the Centre for Art and Music are donated by generous donors.  We welcome gently used instruments of all types and are happy to give them a new lease on life.  Operation of the school is funded in whole through Society activities, private donations, sponsorships and grants.  

Initial funding was provided by a number of organizations including: RODWAY ELECTRIC LTD., EDMONTON FLUORESCENT SERVICES LTD., NUMERIC HOLDINGS INC., WITOLD L. GUTTER P.C., and CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES. 

All funds provided are exclusively utilized to develop and initiate the Centre for Art and Music. The Society’s financial statements are available for viewing and are audited by Pennock, Acheson, Nielson, Devany.

Sponsorship and donations are vital to the success of CAM. Most of the Youth that participate in CAM do not have the financial means necessary to participate in similar programs. We invite community minded corporations and individuals to contribute to the success of the Centre for Art & Music. The Society and all participants in CAM, appreciate your sponsorship or donations, big or small.