December 3, 2010 - Asheville, NC – The Bob Moog Foundation has made it to the voting round of this month's Pepsi Refresh Project. The Foundation has applied for a $250,000 grant to support its innovative MoogLab educational outreach program. MoogLab brings electronic musical instruments such as theremins and synthesizers into schools to ignite children's creativity through the intersection of science and music. Winning the grant is based on popular vote.
The Foundation is calling on all Moog supporters everywhere to vote daily, both online and by text. Help us win the grant by making your vote count not just once, but twice:
·Supporters can vote daily at this link: http://www.refresheverything.com/bobmoogfoundation
·In addition, supporters can also vote daily by texting 104827 to Pepsi (73774)
·Supporters can find other ways to help this effort here
The Pepsi Refresh Project (http://www.refresheverything.com/) gives away $1.3 million per month to fund great ideas that refresh our communities. The MoogLab application specifies that curriculum development will begin in Asheville, NC, and the program will spread to Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Atlanta; Minneapolis; and Detroit within a year's time. In MoogLab, children play electronic instruments and learn the basic physics that makes the instruments work.
The Bob Moog Foundation(www.moogfoundation.org) honors the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog through its mission of educating and inspiring people with the intersection of music, history, science, and innovation. Its projects include the MoogLab Student Outreach Program, which brings electronic musical instruments into the schools to teach children science through music; the Archive Preservation Initiative, an effort to preserve and protect the inventor's extensive and historic archive; and the future Moogseum, an innovative educational, historic, and cultural facility to be located in Asheville within the next five years.
The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent, donor-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not formally affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.