"I have been very fortunate to collaborate with Coastal Concerts as a scholarship winner, performing musician, and volunteer at the yearly board retreats. As a senior in high school I first found out about Coastal concerts through their scholarship program. Not only did the monetary contribution help in making college a realizable goal, but the emotional and professional support that I have received since have shaped my life for the better, inspiring me to fulfill my goals as a chamber musician and future music educator. I look forward to many more years as a volunteer and audience member with Coastal Concerts!"
"As a young person, I was given opportunities to listen to all kinds of wonderful music, especially classical music. Today, as I volunteer for Coastal Concerts, I am driven by the thought that I am passing on the gift to others".
My involvement with Coastal Concerts has been extremely rewarding. We are a dedicated and hard-working board; and I have met many interesting people who think creatively. I have learned that I have skills and abilities I never knew I had. To have the opportunity to grow and learn at this stage of my life has meant so much to me. The mission of Coastal Concerts resonates strongly with me; to see the organization grow and thrive, has been very satisfying. It has been a labor of love.
-Denise Emery – Past President/Chair of Outreach