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Tacy Foundation Sends CDs to Victims of Mass Shootings in Early August 2019

Charlotte Holliday

By Anika Seth, Tacy communications intern On August 3rd and 4th, within 24 hours, the United States was subject to two mass shootings, the first in El Paso, TX and the second in Dayton, OH. In total, 32 people were killed with an additional 51 suffering non-fatal injuries. In response to these events, the Tacy Foundation brought 200 CDs – an assortment of classical, popular, original, and patriotic music recorded by youth volunteers over the past three years – to MCPADNET Printing for shipment to the Paso del Norte Foundation and to the Dayton Foundation on August 5th and 7th...


A Paderewski Medal 10 Years in the Making: Daniel Zhu's Story

Charlotte Holliday

         The Paderewski Medal is an award given by the American College of Musicians for playing 10 piano pieces for 10 years.  I was able to get my Paderewski Medal on July 1, 2019, an effort that took me from 3rd to 12th grade. Although constant practice helped me on this journey, I believed that my experience with the Tacy Foundation and Ms. Holliday was the main reason why I had succeeded in obtaining the Paderewski Medal.             When I first began practicing piano under Ms. Holliday, I did not know why I had to perform in...


Anika Seth: What The Tacy Foundation Means to Me

Charlotte Holliday

I got my start in the Tacy Foundation 10 years ago in 2009, two years after the Foundation had first started. In 2007, Mrs. Charlotte Holliday's piano studio (the Holliday Piano Studio) recorded three sets of CDs to share music with hospital patients, one of whom was Mrs. Holliday's best friend. I remember being 4 or 5 years old and seeing a newspaper clipping from The Gazette, the local paper at the time, hung up in the home of one of our very close family friends, and I distinctly remember saying "Mom, I want to do that." I was drawn...


Saving Seniors' Stories and Documenting Their Music

Charlotte Holliday

  Enjoy a video by Matthew Nguyen about the start of an exciting summer project for the Tacy Foundation. The foundation's volunteers will be interviewing seniors to document their life stories and discover the music they loved. Their discoveries will be turned into a song book which will serve as a musical treasury for years to come. 


Zoë Bell: What The Tacy Foundation Means to Me

Charlotte Holliday

Tyler Butler-Figueroa is an 11 year old boy who played the violin on America's Got Talent. He was originally bullied at school, but he found a passion in music when he saw a flyer for free violin lessons. He begged his mom for lessons, and after years of practice, he’s performing on a national television show. I just wanted to thank you, Charlotte Holliday, for all that you do and all that the Tacy Foundation provides for children just like Tyler. I can't believe that kids can be so cruel to antagonize a child for having cancer, but he was...