Myra Jensen created the Jimmy C. Jensen Youth in Music Scholarship to provide music lessons to school age students that have the passion to play a musical instrument, but do not otherwise have the opportunity or financial means to do so. And now, two organizations have chipped in to help the effort.
First up, Spark Music Studio partnered with the organization to provide music lessons for at-risk youth in the Northwest Metro, according to a press release. Students involved in the program will receive 30-minute weekly lessons at the studio in Osseo, with instruments provided to the kids to take home and practice.
“Supporting the community is one thing that I want people to recognize Spark Music Studio for. So when Myra approached me about partnering with her and the Jimmy C. Jensen Youth in Music Scholarship it was an easy ‘Yes,’” Nick Tucker, founder of Spark Music Studio, said in a press release.
OMNI Brewing is also lending a helping hand with a summer music series out on their patio benefiting the scholarship program. Each Friday night from June 2 to August 11, OMNI will host live, local performances from the likes of Marah in the Mainsail, Saving Vinyl City, and Good Morning Bedlam. Alongside the music acts, OMNI will be selling commemorative T-shirts created by design and print shop, CHUX, with all proceeds from the apparel going directly to the Jimmy C. Jensen Youth in Music Scholarship. “This was originally just a live music event, but when we saw an opportunity to partner with another small business to impact our community—in a way that can last for generations—we knew that’s what we needed to do,” according to OMNI co-founder and head brewer Zack Ward in the release.