Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

WHO: COMP (Childrens Opportunities for Music Participation) is a 2014 community outreach initiative of the Butler School of Music (BSOM) at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners. The initiative is designed to provide musical instruments and music instruction to young people across the greater Austin area, specifically in underprivileged school communities where access is limited. COMPs genesis is based on efforts developed via Mr. Smiths Lincoln Hills Recording Series program. (http://www.LincolnHills.com)

Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs addressing both the practical and theoretical disciplines that make the music industry so rich and diverse.

WHAT: Jennifer Hudson, the Academy Award and Grammy winning recording artist, actress and spokesperson, will perform at a Private Patron Reception to launch the COMP Program on Thursday, February 27.

On Sunday, March 2, The Cleveland Orchestra will headline a Charity Gala Concert to conclude the Menuhin Competition, the worlds leading international violin competition for young players. Directed by Giancarlo Guerro, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and is considered one of the most important orchestras in the United States. During the performance, Menuhin Competition winners will share the stage with The Cleveland Orchestra. The COMP program is supported by the generosity of Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, who envisions a program that will spark a flame of innovation and foster a lifetime love of music in Austin youth.

The Menuhin Competition’s Closing Gala Concert featuring the Cleveland Orchestra will be broadcast via a live video stream. The performance occurs on Sunday, March 2nd at 7:00pm. During the stream, listeners will have the opportunity to support the COMP program.

DETAILS: Butler School of Music COMP Program Events **All attendance donations directly benefit COMP**

Thursday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Private Patron Reception Benefiting COMP

Enjoy a culinary experience by Top Chef Paul Qui with special performances by Jennifer Hudson, Arabella Steinbacher, Olivier Charlier, Kevin Zhu, Gordon Back, The Sphinx Laureates. To secure your attendance, please donate on one of the following levels: $ 5,000 Patron, $ 3,500 Benefactor or $ 2,000 Supporter. For questions or additional information, please contact: Melissa(at)SilhouetteGroup(dot)com or 850.445.9034.

Sunday, March 2, 7pm

Cleveland Orchestra Gala Concert Benefiting COMP at Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704

To purchase tickets ranging from $ 44-$ 104, visit: http://thelongcenter.org/visit/box-office/.

For more information and to provide direct support for the COMP Fund, please visit: http://music.utexas.edu/outreach/GroupVisits.aspx.

WHAT ELSE: Children’s Opportunities for Music Participation (COMP) is a 2014 community outreach initiative

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