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Local prodigy stars are benefit concert

CARLSBAD — The Museum of Making Music is raising funds to support arts in schools through its “Jazzed!” benefit for music education concert featuring local, accomplished musician Chase Morrin at 6 p.m. July 7 at 5790 Armada Drive.Through this museum-school partnership with Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School, the Museum of Making Music introduces more than 800 students each year to music history, theory and a variety of musical instruments.

The evening includes a wine and cheese reception, testimonials from music educators and students, and a special performance by Morrin, a graduate of Canyon Crest Academy, who discovered music at a young age and is now a pianist attending Harvard and the New England Conservatory.

Tickets are $35 for general admission; $30 for museum members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (760) 438-5996. Those unable to attend the concert can still support the museum-school partnership by making an online donation at

“At the Museum of Making Music, we have the great benefit of having a wealth of music history and access to a vast array of instruments. Through the Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School partnership, we are able to share all of this with students through overseeing projects, providing an inspiring teacher, and giving students access to our instrument collections,” said Carolyn Grant, executive director at the Museum of Making Music. “This benefit concert will allow us to continue giving back to students in every way possible and introduce a new generation to the joy of music.”