Music School at DCC's Annual Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon Coming Soon


July 19, 2010 – The annual Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon hosted by the Music School at Dutchess Community College will be held on July 31 from 2-5 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie.

DCC students, faculty and community members will gather for vocal and instrumental performances in many styles to benefit the MusicLink Scholarship Fund, which provides free or low-cost music lessons to students who could otherwise not afford them. The performance is free, but optional donations to MusicLink will be collected at the door. Additionally, the performers have requested sponsors for their efforts, with proceeds going to MusicLink.

MusicLink has sponsored more than 70 students ranging in age from infancy to age 20 since the program’s inception in 2000. In addition to fundraisers such as the Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon, MusicLink receives funding from long-time DCC benefactor Allyn J. Washington, The Bentley Fund, the Kanter Kallman Foundation, the Andrew R. DeMar Family Foundation, and the Ann and Abe Effron Fund of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County.

For more information about the concert or the music school, or to sponsor a performer, contact Music School at DCC Director Julie Wegener at (845) 431-8916 or




Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit