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Kid Pan Alley is a nonprofit arts education organization (FEIN 20-1609731). We raise money each year to offer residencies at a reduced price to schools. If you’d like to help Kid Pan Alley continue encouraging creativity in learning, building self-esteem, and teaching teamwork through its songwriting workshops and character development assemblies, please make a donation. If you’d like to direct your donation to support a specific school or program, please note it in the comments field on the PayPal donation page.

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Kid Pan Alley is supported by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Bama Works Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Caldwell Foundation, Crutchfield, The William & Mary Greve Foundation, Inc., the Miller Fund of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Mountain Laurel Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Lykes Fund, Claudia Mitchell Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Mellon Arts in Education Program, Les Paul Foundation, Jacquemin Family Foundation, and many schools, parent/teacher organizations, and individual donors.

 

We just finished our last 2 summer camps in Virginia and Paul is away at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts working on a 50-minute version of our musical, Bouncin’ that we can tour to schools.  The full 90 minute version was performed in December at George Mason University.

August 14-17 Lyons, CORocky Mountain Songschool with Paul Reisler, Steve Seskin, Pat Pattison, Bonnie Hayes, Mary Gauthier and others. SOLD OUT

Kid Pan Alley on new Julie Andrews Netflix Series

Julie Andrews has a new Netflix series, Julie’s Greenroom, and Kid Pan Alley is on Episode 6.  It’s a series about the creative arts and children produced by the Jim Henson Company, the creators of Sesame Street.  Our episode features Sara Bareilles.  We were filmed at a summer camp we did last summer in Amherst, VA called Summer Stage.

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Bouncin’–the new Kid Pan Alley Musical

We have a new musical featuring mostly Kid Pan Alley songs. Paul Reisler, our founder and Artistic Director, wrote the additional songs and the script.  It’s a moving story of friendship that dissolves and comes back together in crisis.  George Mason University presented a staged reading in December and we’re currently working on booking it for full performances.  Here are some excerpts from the December performance

 

“There is nothing more helpful to a developing human than to learn how to express feelings in sound. Kid Pan Alley is a fabulous way of bringing young people into the loop of reflective behavior, of constructive action. Power to the organizers of this remarkable initiative.”

Maestro Lorin Maazel–Former Music Director: NY Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony
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