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Musical Arts Scholarship Program

MUSICAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Musical Arts Scholarship Program of Nevada is registered 501C3 non-profit organization.

 

Our mission: To provide deserving youngsters with free instruction for learning to play an instrument and / or

how to sing.

 

The program was founded in 2006 by veteran entertainer, TV and radio personality, Frank LaSpina, in partnership with philanthropist Katherine Ferguson. Together, they have afforded, at present count, more than 140 area youths the opportunity to study music - and just as important- gain invaluable experience by performing in professional-level stage productions.

 

To see a small sampling of the many young people who have benefited from the program, and to get an idea of the science supporting music's significant role in human development, as it also relates to society in general, please click on "Introductory Video" below....

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Musical Arts Scholarship Program

About Frank LaSpina

 

Frank LaSpina grew up and was educated in Cleveland, Ohio.

He began playing the accordion at the age of 6, then moved on to the organ and, ultimately, the piano.

With his trained baritone voice, he traveled the country as a nightclub entertainer before landing in

Las Vegas, where he appeared, at one time or another, at most of the major Strip hotels. He also

gained a reputation as a sought-after singing teacher who, furthermore, had developed a method for

teaching piano that got unusually fast results.

 

 In 1990, Frank expanded his résumé by becoming a successful radio and television talk show host,

perhaps best know for his nightly drive-time show "Perfectly Frank", which ran for 12 years.

 

 

 

 

About Katherine Ferguson

 

 

Katherine Ferguson, who hailed from Pasadena, California. Kathy has always felt a social obligation to

pay forward some of the good fortune she and late husband, Paul, enjoyed in the Las Vegas business

community, since moving here in 1955. When Frank approached her about creating a fund

for local youth to study free-of-charge, Kathy (a piano student in her own youth) did not hesitate to say

"yes". And so the Musical Arts Scholarship Program was born!

 

KATHERINE FERGUSON

Co-founder of MASP

 

 

FRANK LASPINA

Co-founder of MASP

 

 

KATHERINE FERGUSON

Co-founder of MASP

 

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