Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 To Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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Taylor Swift Donates Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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Taylor Swift Donates Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Thursday. The money will go specifically to a music education program for elementary school children, as well as a pension fund for musicians.

In a written statement, the singer explained that she felt compelled to make the charitable donation after hearing a recording of John Luther Adams’ “Become Ocean,” which the Symphony commissioned. Swift noted that the composition reminded her of going to the local symphony with her grandmother.

Link Up is the name of the music education program that will receive the majority of Swift’s funds. The organization provides students with lessons from professional musicians who spend a full week in the classrooms.

As Gossip Cop has often reported, Swift is well known for her philanthropy, especially when it comes to music education. In 2012, the pop star donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Part of the proceeds went towards the “Taylor Swift Education Center,” an exhibit and classroom space for students. Swift also gave $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony in 2013, and donated money to her old Nashville high school to renovate its auditorium.

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