Musicians between the ages of 12 and 30 who reside in Franklin or Somerset county and wish to pursue instruction or musical development on their chosen instrument(s) are invited to apply to the Uncle Al Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. according to a news release from the Maine Community Foundation.

The fund supports eligible musicians seeking to expand their understanding of, and skill level on, their chosen instrument(s) through enrollment in a valid program or with approved individual instructors. Preference will be given to musicians who play acoustic instruments, including “voice.”

The application deadline is March 1. For more information and and application, visit

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