Operation: Music Arise by 2020


Music Arise by 2020 is a Divisional subsidy for private music lessons for guitar, percussion, brass, piano and vocal students. Through this program, DHQ will pay 1/3 of the cost of pre-approved music lessons for any Junior or Senior Soldier from a Corps within the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Division. The Corps will contribute an additional 1/3 of the cost, leaving 1/3 for the student.


1. The applicant must be an active Junior or Senior Soldier in good standing and must be at least 7 years old. Exceptions to the age limit require the endorsement of the private instructor and approval of the Divisional Music and Gospel Arts Director.

2. The applicant must be actively involved in music ministry in the Corps and must be willing to use this ministry to benefit the Corps. If the student is not using this music ministry in worship service at the Corps after lessons have been taken, the full cost of the lessons must be repaid by the student.

3. The applicant must have access to an adequate instrument for regular practice. For piano students, this could be a Corps piano, provided the student has daily access to the instrument.

4. The completed application must be endorsed by the Corps Officer then submitted to the Divisional Music and Gospel Arts Director and Divisional Youth Secretary for signature, who will present it to the Divisional Finance Board for approval. Parental permission must be secured for those students under age 18.

5. No consideration will be given to funding lessons already taken.

6. Lessons can be funded for six month periods up to a maximum of five years. Renewal applications for continuing lessons must be accompanied by a written evaluation from the instructor at least one month before expiration.

7. A completed application must be submitted before the lessons begin to the Divisional Finance Board through the Divisional Music Director. Once approved, the DHQ portion of the subsidy will be sent to the corps which will then provide a check for 2/3 of the total cost of lessons to the applicant. The applicant is then solely responsible for providing full payment to the music instructor. This is to eliminate the need for the Salvation Army to issue 1099 forms to each individual instructor