MUSIC EDUCATION IS OUR MISSION

The March for Music Education is a catalyst for music education and employment training at the Alpha Institute in Kingston, Jamaica. We engage musicians, record labels, management companies, and fans to support the Alpha Institute and its mission to develop the next generation of music makers coming out of the legendary school at 26 South Camp Road in Kingston. The March for Music Education Campaign seeks to fund 20 music student scholarships for returning and deserving Alpha music students during the 2019-2020 academic year.

2019 ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE

A “DREAM FACTORY”

Click here to find out more about The Alpha Institute, led by the Sisters of Mercy for more than 100 years, home to thousands of orphaned youth and best known as the place where accomplished musicians got their start–from jazz man Dizzy Reece to the Skatalites to reggae icon Johnnie Osbourne.

JOIN US IN JAMAICA!

Everyone who joins the campaign with a contribution is entered to win prizes and surprises for hotel stays in Jamaica, tours of the Alpha campus and more.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

ALPHA IS A “DREAM FACTORY”.

PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL’S ‘THE WORLD’

ALPHA “HELPED RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF ONE OF THE MOST MUSICAL ISLANDS IN THE WORLD”.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“THERE ARE ONLY THREE COUNTRIES WHOSE POPULAR MUSIC IS PLAYED ALL OVER THE WORLD — AMERICAN MUSIC, BRITISH MUSIC, AND JAMAICAN MUSIC. WE OWE MAXIMUM RESPECT AND THANKS TO THE ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THIS FACT.”

CHRIS BLACKWELL, FOUNDER, ISLAND RECORDS