"The perfect blend of classical instruments and the flare of rock and roll...it’s giving kids across the country a whole new appreciation for music."
--The Today Show
Electrify Your Strings (EYS) is a music educational phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of energy and much-needed funding into a school's music education program.
Created by international recording artist, electric violinist, and music education advocate Mark Wood, EYS connects students, teachers, and administrators to the vibrancy of music in an unforgettable one or two day experience culminating in a live performance, with ticket sales directly benefiting the participating music department.
The advantages of music education are well documented but support for these programs continues to face hurdles. Now celebrating its 12th year, EYS provides a unique and solution to these problems by working directly with schools to tailor a program to their needs, raise funds, and inspire students to succeed both in and out of music class.
Mark Wood and his team seek to awaken student musicians to their highest potential, opening them up to the adventure of music. EYS transforms quiet young musicians into expressive people who can't wait to learn! Imagine a fifteen year old rushing to orchestra because he or she can't wait to play. Imagine an energized concert hall buzzing with anticipation for music played by these students. EYS makes this happen!
This groundbreaking program has students, teachers, parents, and school administrators from around the country applauding and the media is taking note! Watch clips of EYS on The Today Show and the CBS Evening News or click on testimonials to hear directly from the students, parents, and school officials that have experienced EYS first hand.