ABOUT THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION
Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen. He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists. He passed away on March 21, 2011 at the age of 97.
The primary mission of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.
The Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit organization. Donations to the Foundation will go towards scholarships to enable youth to attend the MasterClass Workshops held annually in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
PERKINS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2013
A variety of scholarships will once again be available for youth aged 12 to 21 to attend the MasterClass Workshops in 2013. The Workshops will be held at The Shack Up Inn and Hopson Plantation in Clarksdale, MS from June 12-14, 2013. The event will present harmonica, piano and guitar workshops led by top recording artists --- Gary Allegretto, Daryl Davis and Bob Margolin.
In addition to regular scholarships, we are pleased to be able to offer the following special memorial scholarships:
Nick Faigin Memorial Scholarship for guitar
Two Ann Rabson Memorial Scholarships for piano
The Honeyboy Edwards Memorial Scholarship
Regular scholarships cover registration and full to partial lodging. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 15, 2013.
The workshops are open to everyone -- Adults and youth. There is NO deadline for adult registration for the workshops.
Click here for Scholarship Application
Click here Registration Form
NEW MERCHANDISE PAGE ADDED TO PINETOP
PERKINS FOUNDATION WEBSITE
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation now has a merchandise page just in time for the holidays! We are offering two styles of tshirts and the very rare and hard to find DVD and bonus CD "Born In The Honey: The Pinetop Perkins Story". Proceeds will go towards funding the Annual MasterClass Workshops. And First Class shipping is FREE within the US! Click here to check it out!
WORKSHOP DATES and INFORMATION
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation announces it's fourth Blues Masterclass workshops for young and young-at-heart adult musicians. The classes will be held at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where the youthful spirit of Pinetop (1913-2011) smiles on us. The event takes place from June 12-14, 2013 and offers piano, guitar and harmonica workshops.
Additional information as well as Registration and Scholarship forms can be found on the Workshop Page.
Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class Of 2012
DONATE TO THE PINETOP PERKINS
Please consider honoring Pinetop's legacy by donating to The Pinetop Perkins Foundation. Donations can be made by check or through PayPal. The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductable.
Mail Your Contribution
Check or money order payable to:
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614
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