Instrument Deliveries to Wiley H. Bates Middle School

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By:  Jeffrey Stauffer – Executive Director The Elville Center was privileged to deliver some donated refurbished instruments to our fine longtime partners at Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis in November and December!  These instruments will help support the student musician’s in the performing visual arts school’s band and orchestral programs. The first picture… Read more »

Help Restore Music to Schools and to the Lives of Children – Support the Elville Center for the Creative Arts

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William and Jasmine are middle school-age children who live in central Maryland.  They are brother and sister and each has a strong interest in music and the arts.  Their school had a music program in years past but now that program has been largely defunded and is barely functional – it has all but stopped…. Read more »

The Elville Center for the Creative Arts – Reaching for the High Notes with Our Music Partners – A Summer/Fall 2018 Update

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By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Executive Director of the Elville Center for the Creative Arts In June 2018, the Elville Center for the Creative Arts celebrated its four-year anniversary. Founded in 2014 by Stephen Elville, the mission of The Elville Center is to improve the quality of life of children of all ages by providing them… Read more »

The Elville Center for the Creative Arts Projects Update – August 2017

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Authored by: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Executive Director – jeff@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696

Your support is needed!

The Elville Center for the Creative Arts is working to make a musical difference in the lives of children throughout Maryland by partnering with school music programs and other organizations throughout Maryland.  The Elville Center is helping music programs fill needs they have in their programs by providing donated refurbished musical instruments, much-needed supplies such as instruments cases, reeds and oils, fixing instruments in their inventories that need attention, and getting them the instruments they need to help their programs and students be successful.
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The Elville Center for the Creative Arts – Winter 2017 Update

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Authored by: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Executive Director – jeff@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696

A young girl is singing in a recording studio to music she composed herself. A seventh grader who didn’t have his own trumpet last semester is now practicing at home to hit that high G for the first time. A middle school jazz band is listening to a replay of its winter concert on a new stereo system with HD speakers in its classroom. And, a third grader is handed a clarinet he’s always wanted to play for the first time and squeaks out the first note to the delight of his teacher…
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The Elville Center for the Creative Arts Receives Community Service Award

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By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Executive Director,jeff@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696

On June 16th, The Elville Center for the Creative Arts was privileged to receive a Community Service Award from The Children’s Home at its Annual Meeting, held at Matthews 1600 in Catonsville.
Over the past several months, The Elville Center has partnered with The Children’s Home to lay the foundation for a music program for its residents, and the relationship and flourished since its inception… Read more »

The Elville Center Partners With Central High School – Making a Musical Difference in the Lives of Students

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By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Director,jeff@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696

For those that have followed The Elville Center since its inception in June of 2014, you may recall the Center’s first relationship developed with Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie. A student at the school, Daniel Coleman, heard about The Elville Center after listening to his favorite station, 91.5 WBJC, and contacted us because he wanted to help his school’s band get better-equipped with more musical instruments… Read more »

The Elville Center for the Creative Arts Helps Fund Field Trip to Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for Halethorpe Elementary

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  In early January, Ms. Denise Schneider, a 2nd-grade teacher at Halethorpe Elementary, contacted The Elville Center after she was referred to the charity by a friend whose program received assistance from the Center in 2015. As an elementary school wanting to introduce its students to music and offer them new cultural experiences, a field… Read more »