Sonoma Community Center Announces MusicNomad Sponsorship of Equity in Arts Scholarships

The Sonoma Community Center is pleased to announce that its Equity in Arts Scholarships will receive support from MusicNomad in the form of fifteen scholarships for students in guitar and ukulele classes taught by local favorite Sean Carscadden. The six-week classes will be taught virtually and will take place from January through March. The Equity in Arts Program, started by the Sonoma Community Center last summer, was developed to encourage underrepresented or marginalized individuals to participate in arts and music programs.

Sean Carscadden says he learned to play guitar as a youngster in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center. Today he is a guitar player, singer, and producer with 18 years of teaching experience, known for cultivating a friendly, fun and productive learning environment. The Sonoma Index-Tribune’s People’s Choice Awards named Sean as Best Entertainer last fall. The North Bay Bohemian’s readers named him Best Americana Artist of Sonoma County each year from 2018-2020.

MusicNomad Equipment Care, a local business that develops and sells products to clean and maintain guitars and drums, began first as MusicNomad, a website filled with free resources to help musicians produce and sell their music. MusicNomad continues to support musicians in a myriad of ways, including these Equity in Arts Scholarships.

Anyone interested in receiving a scholarship can find information at The Center is offering a broad range of classes this winter; all continue to be offered virtually. Each video session is recorded, giving students the ability to practice after their class.