Kretzer Music Fndn To Present THE KING'S ACADEMY In Concert At CityPlace

The Kretzer Music Foundation today invited fans to the next concert in its popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND series which is presented in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

January 15 at 7 pm (Tuesday)
The Kings Academy
Vocal, Dance & Instrumental Arts

Enjoy numerous multi-talented students from the Academy's outstanding Conservatory of Arts as they present extraordinary choral, dance and band performances.

Tickets to attend are $15 for Adults and $5 for Students, and are available by calling CTS Tickets at 866-449-2489. Profit from this concert will enable the Kretzer Music Foundation (KMF) to expand its music education programs for children in need.

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The King's Academy in West Palm Beach meet and exceeds the highest academic standards and is fully accredited. The hallmark of its 45-year history has been the ability to integrate faith and learning while adapting to progress in education. The Academy's Conservatory of the Arts offers class based vocal training performances and competitions; award-winning musicals and black box productions; ballet, tap, and modern dance classes from beginner to advanced; classes and performances with the Marching Band, Concert Band, String, and Percussion; and more. For more information, please call 561/686.4244 or visit www.tka.net.

Formerly known as the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, KMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the gift of music to children and seniors. We are passionate about music being a part of every child's life and the Foundation provides performance opportunities so young artists can share their talents with others, says Kathi Kretzer.

In addition to awarding scholarships for music lessons and donating pianos to disadvantaged children and local children's charities, KMF's popular programs include:

-The KRETZER KIDS, gifted young people who have performed over 60 concerts annually for 16 years in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community events and at children's hospitals.

-The Music for the Mind concert series presented the third Tuesday of every month at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. These concerts feature various musical groups from our area. Beginning in 2002, Music for the Mind has provided more than 12,000 young musicians the opportunity to perform while raising over $650,000 to help promote music in our schools and community.

-The Keyboards for Kids group piano classes were given to underprivileged children at Adopt-a-Family, the Boys and Girls Club and the Center for Creative Education.

-The headline-grabbing Keys to the Cities campaign placed 18 whimsically painted pianos in public spots from Jupiter to Delray Beach (and winner of the 2014 Bernays Award for Best Special Event from the Gold Coast PR Council). Afterwards, the pianos were donated to worthy local nonprofit organizations, including Adopt-a-Family, Quantum House, Children's Hospital at St. Mary's, Grandma's Place, Lighthouse for the Blind, Opportunity, Inc., Palms West Pediatric Oncology, Salvation Army and the YWCA, where they continue to brighten lives.

-The PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE concerts held for five years featured a group of talented medical doctors and raised funds for local children's charities and music education.

For more information about KMF, please visit www.kretzerpiano.com/KPMF.

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