'American Idol' Finale Celebrated With Grants for Music Education Programs

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American Idol is going out on a sweet note.

To commemorate the series finale of the Fox singing competition, 21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation will award music grants to up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the country.

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21st Century Fox will work closely with Give a Note Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting and strengthening music education programs, to identify which schools will receive the prize; 21st Century Fox has donated more than $1 million to Give a Note since 2011.

American Idol has had an incredible impact on music in this country," said Jane Mell Balek, Give a Note Foundation's chief operating officer. "Not only has it introduced America to some of the decade’s most talented young artists, it has served as a platform to show why music is so critical. We are excited to continue working with 21st Century Fox to honor American Idol with a new phase of our grant program that will allow us to reach even more schools across the country.”

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“Over the past 15 seasons, American Idol has brought innumerable styles of music and a diverse range of artists into millions of viewers’ homes,” said Shira Oberlander, Executive Director of Social Impact at 21st Century Fox. “We are very proud to honor that legacy by backing the Give A Note Foundation and supporting music education at schools across America.”

Fans can show their support by retweeting #IdolGAN on their social media pages.