Our PARTNERS

2020 – 2021

In our 20th year, we’re excited for the opportunity to continue growing and changing as we work to deliver exceptional music education and high-impact musical experiences to our students and community. Our Partnership Program is designed to bring our corporate supporters in closer to the UMC family, and to recognize just how impactful and important their generosity is to our program.

partnership spotlight

Click on Our Partners logo images below to read more about their impact and importance to the Uptown Music Collective!

Hudock Capital Group LLC

Anniversary Partner

Hudock Capital Group, LLC

An active participant in philanthropic endeavors, Hudock Capital believes in giving back to the communities they serve. As their commitment to the community extended to our doors, their passion for purpose was made evident.

“We view the Collective as the quintessential School of Rock,” stated Carissa Kurtz, executive associate and on-the-ball point of contact for our partnership. “We see firsthand the benefit the Collective serves to the community and to the kids, so supporting their mission was an easy decision.

“We see our own company’s commitment to community parallelled in the Collective’s efforts. They provide value by keeping students engaged in a positive activity, and we recognize the same passion for purpose that we embody here at Hudock.”

Hudock Capital expects big things from the Collective – growth in enrollment, more positive engagement with our community, and collaborative project to bring us closer together. We’re working toward accomplishing those goals and we hope that by doing so, we are able to make a positive and profound difference in the lives of the students we serve.

Thank you, Hudock Capital Group, for being a partner in our work!

Producer Partner

UPMC

UPMC has been a long-time supporter of the Uptown Music Collective, and we’re grateful that they’ve come alongside us as a Producer Partner this year.

At UMPC, they believe in a healthy community, and they see our work at the Collective as an extension of that belief. “Music is healing, therapeutic, and vital,” stated Jackson Gehrispl, a UPMC representative. “We love being part of a great organization that spreads a positive message.”

“The Collective is a great community program that fosters a love of music in youth across our region,” continued Gehrispl. “We love that it provides opportunities for students to participate in public performances and showcases to share their talent with the community.”

UPMC believes in our community programming and the youth opportunities provided through our efforts, and they also called out the importance of our scholarship program that provides access for all students – regardless of financial standing – to participate in lessons at the Collective. Through their giving each year, UPMC provides a scholarship to a deserving student.

“We’re excited about this partnership and the awareness of our collective efforts to promote the wellness of our area’s youth,” shared Gehrispl. “The Collective is a big part of the arts culture in our community. We’re happy to partner with an organization that  provides access to a variety of audiences to appreciate music and offers affordable programs.” 


Thank you, UMPC, for being a partner in our work!

Ambassador Partner

Lycoming College

Lycoming College believes in thinking deeply and acting boldly. As we pursue our students through music education, we hope to teach them to embrace those same ideals.

We are fortunate to have a partnership with Lycoming and are humbled by their view of our work. “The Uptown Music Collective is one of Williamsport’s greatest resources for music education and entertainment,” stated Marla Kramer. “The organization draws out the talents and passions of young musicians and encourages musical genres that few organizations foster as well as the Collective.” 

Lycoming believes in the mission of the Uptown Music Collective and shares in its commitment to developing musicians and the performing arts. As a dedicated member of the Williamsport community, Lycoming College supports programming that contributes to the musical development of area youth, provides them a creative outlet, and helps them develop leadership skills.

When we partner with area organizations, we know that there are always parallels in our work. Like the Collective, Lycoming College provides a modern education that is rooted in over 200 years in the arts, humanities, and sciences. They strongly believe that experiential learning is a valuable component in any education, and the real-world performance experience provided to students shows our shared commitment to developing the whole person and their creative talents as musicians.

In addition to shared passion, we are always humbled by the value our partners find in our work. “The Collective inspires students to give their best to music-making in order to help young people develop into confident individuals who endeavor to share their gifts with the world.” Kramer shared. “And these are the same values that we at Lycoming College also espouse.”

Our work this year is challenged by our partners, and we are committed to delivering on their expectations. For Lycoming, they expect our continued work of helping to prepare students for meaningful lives and equipping them with knowledge and skills that they will benefit from and enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

“The Collective fills a gap in a small city that takes pride in its unique restaurants, galleries, theatre and musical performances, and film offerings,” Kramer concluded. “Arts programs are always the first to suffer during economically difficult times, but it’s important to many individuals and organizations to keep Williamsport “artsy” – we just can’t do that without the Collective. Lycoming College values Williamsport’s reputation as a local hotspot to experience the arts, and the Collective is an indispensable part of that.”

Thank you, Lycoming College, for being a partner in our work!

Click on Our Partners logo images below to read more about their impact and importance to the Uptown Music Collective!

Hudock Capital Group LLC

Anniversary Partner

Hudock Capital Group, LLC

An active participant in philanthropic endeavors, Hudock Capital believes in giving back to the communities they serve. As their commitment to the community extended to our doors, their passion for purpose was made evident.

“We view the Collective as the quintessential School of Rock,” stated Carissa Kurtz, executive associate and on-the-ball point of contact for our partnership. “We see firsthand the benefit the Collective serves to the community and to the kids, so supporting their mission was an easy decision.

“We see our own company’s commitment to community parallelled in the Collective’s efforts. They provide value by keeping students engaged in a positive activity, and we recognize the same passion for purpose that we embody here at Hudock.”

Hudock Capital expects big things from the Collective – growth in enrollment, more positive engagement with our community, and collaborative project to bring us closer together. We’re working toward accomplishing those goals and we hope that by doing so, we are able to make a positive and profound difference in the lives of the students we serve.

Thank you, Hudock Capital Group, for being a partner in our work!

Producer Partner

UPMC

UPMC has been a long-time supporter of the Uptown Music Collective, and we’re grateful that they’ve come alongside us as a Producer Partner this year.

At UMPC, they believe in a healthy community, and they see our work at the Collective as an extension of that belief. “Music is healing, therapeutic, and vital,” stated Jackson Gehrispl, a UPMC representative. “We love being part of a great organization that spreads a positive message.”

“The Collective is a great community program that fosters a love of music in youth across our region,” continued Gehrispl. “We love that it provides opportunities for students to participate in public performances and showcases to share their talent with the community.”

UPMC believes in our community programming and the youth opportunities provided through our efforts, and they also called out the importance of our scholarship program that provides access for all students – regardless of financial standing – to participate in lessons at the Collective. Through their giving each year, UPMC provides a scholarship to a deserving student.

“We’re excited about this partnership and the awareness of our collective efforts to promote the wellness of our area’s youth,” shared Gehrispl. “The Collective is a big part of the arts culture in our community. We’re happy to partner with an organization that  provides access to a variety of audiences to appreciate music and offers affordable programs.” 


Thank you, UMPC, for being a partner in our work!

Ambassador Partner

Lycoming College

Lycoming College believes in thinking deeply and acting boldly. As we pursue our students through music education, we hope to teach them to embrace those same ideals.

We are fortunate to have a partnership with Lycoming and are humbled by their view of our work. “The Uptown Music Collective is one of Williamsport’s greatest resources for music education and entertainment,” stated Marla Kramer. “The organization draws out the talents and passions of young musicians and encourages musical genres that few organizations foster as well as the Collective.” 

Lycoming believes in the mission of the Uptown Music Collective and shares in its commitment to developing musicians and the performing arts. As a dedicated member of the Williamsport community, Lycoming College supports programming that contributes to the musical development of area youth, provides them a creative outlet, and helps them develop leadership skills.

When we partner with area organizations, we know that there are always parallels in our work. Like the Collective, Lycoming College provides a modern education that is rooted in over 200 years in the arts, humanities, and sciences. They strongly believe that experiential learning is a valuable component in any education, and the real-world performance experience provided to students shows our shared commitment to developing the whole person and their creative talents as musicians.

In addition to shared passion, we are always humbled by the value our partners find in our work. “The Collective inspires students to give their best to music-making in order to help young people develop into confident individuals who endeavor to share their gifts with the world.” Kramer shared. “And these are the same values that we at Lycoming College also espouse.”

Our work this year is challenged by our partners, and we are committed to delivering on their expectations. For Lycoming, they expect our continued work of helping to prepare students for meaningful lives and equipping them with knowledge and skills that they will benefit from and enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

“The Collective fills a gap in a small city that takes pride in its unique restaurants, galleries, theatre and musical performances, and film offerings,” Kramer concluded. “Arts programs are always the first to suffer during economically difficult times, but it’s important to many individuals and organizations to keep Williamsport “artsy” – we just can’t do that without the Collective. Lycoming College values Williamsport’s reputation as a local hotspot to experience the arts, and the Collective is an indispensable part of that.”

Thank you, Lycoming College, for being a partner in our work!

Mostly, thank you.

To all of our Supporters – We couldn’t do it without you.

We are eternally grateful for every way in which we’re supported; to the individuals, businesses, and foundations are all a part of what we do because they give so generously to our cause. 

Thanks to all of you, we continue – year after year – to change lives by connecting our students to the life-changing power of music.

 

A shout out to our very first UMC Partner - Hudock Capital Group

Their mission is to partner with and empower their clients to realize their dreams, and they believe in dynamic financial strategies, attention to detail, and purpose.

Their support of our programs allow US to continue empowering our students to realize THEIR dreams and allows us to continue implementing our dynamic music programs, teaching our kids about attention to detail, discipline, and the pursuit of purpose in every action.

Thank you, Hudock Capital Group for your support and Partnership!

 

Shout out to UPMC Susquehanna - a Partner in our work and influential leader of our community.

UPMC is driven by service. They work with the intention to make sure every patient receives exquisite care, and are dedicated to innovation, research, and learning so that they can continuously improve.

UPMC’s support of our programs helps us push our students toward constant improvement. And while we’re not saving people’s lives, we are empowering a generation of musicians to believe in their potential, work hard, and never settle.

Thank you, UPMC for your partnership in our work!

 

Lycoming College encourages its students to “Think Deeply” and “Act Boldly.” As a partner of the Uptown Music Collective, we know that same encouragement extends to OUR students.
Thank you, Lycoming, for coming alongside us in our work to develop well-rounded musicians!

 

With a commitment to community involvement and long-running support of our efforts, we recognize Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships for their Partnership!

Family is the cornerstone of the Alexander Dealerships. Their commitment to the community has cemented their legacy of good, and we’re fortunate to be so closely tied to a company that shares our values.

At the Collective, we’re a family too. And we can’t continue impacting our students and our community through our high-impact musical experiences without the support of generous, family-owned businesses like Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

Thank you!

 

 

Penn College of Technology has supported the Collective in big ways for a long time, and this year we’re excited to recognize them as a Partner in our work.

Their commitment to hands-on learning directly mirrors ours, and their leadership of the Williamsport Arts scene through the Community Arts Center is a cornerstone of our work.

We’re grateful for all the ways Penn College supports our mission to deliver high-impact musical experiences to both our students and our community. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

A shout out to our very first UMC Partner - Hudock Capital Group

Their mission is to partner with and empower their clients to realize their dreams, and they believe in dynamic financial strategies, attention to detail, and purpose.

Their support of our programs allow US to continue empowering our students to realize THEIR dreams and allows us to continue implementing our dynamic music programs, teaching our kids about attention to detail, discipline, and the pursuit of purpose in every action.

Thank you, Hudock Capital Group for your support and Partnership!

 

Shout out to UPMC Susquehanna - a Partner in our work and influential leader of our community.

UPMC is driven by service. They work with the intention to make sure every patient receives exquisite care, and are dedicated to innovation, research, and learning so that they can continuously improve.

UPMC’s support of our programs helps us push our students toward constant improvement. And while we’re not saving people’s lives, we are empowering a generation of musicians to believe in their potential, work hard, and never settle.

Thank you, UPMC for your partnership in our work!

 

 

With a commitment to community involvement and long-running support of our efforts, we recognize Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships for their Partnership!

Family is the cornerstone of the Alexander Dealerships. Their commitment to the community has cemented their legacy of good, and we’re fortunate to be so closely tied to a company that shares our values.

At the Collective, we’re a family too. And we can’t continue impacting our students and our community through our high-impact musical experiences without the support of generous, family-owned businesses like Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

Thank you!

 

 

Penn College of Technology has supported the Collective in big ways for a long time, and this year we’re excited to recognize them as a Partner in our work.

Their commitment to hands-on learning directly mirrors ours, and their leadership of the Williamsport Arts scene through the Community Arts Center is a cornerstone of our work.

We’re grateful for all the ways Penn College supports our mission to deliver high-impact musical experiences to both our students and our community. We couldn’t do it without you!