The mission of the Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund is to provide the highest quality private music lessons for underserved youth in the Cincinnati community who show an interest in classical music and commitment to lessons.

Artistic Partner

We are honored to have concert:nova as our Artistic Partner, furthering our mutual mission of artistic collaboration in performance and  education to build new creative and expressive channels to engage the youth of our community.

Administrative/Fiscal Partner

Activities Beyond the Classroom has been chosen as our administrative/fiscal non-profit agent. ABC assists programs and community partners by administering their funds, thus ensuring that public school students can participate in activities that will help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life.


We invite you to consider a donation! There are many more students who cannot afford lessons. The musical education we give goes beyond merely lessons.

We are mentoring our youth to develop as citizens and strong adults for tomorrow. It takes $800 each year to provide private music instrument lessons for one student. 100% of your donation will go directly to the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship fund.  Please click the button below to donate on-line.

Our deepest thanks for all your support!


  1. Click “DONATE NOW
  2. Click “Click here to make a donation today!” at the top of the ABC site.
  3. In the Pay Pal process click “Add special instructions/notes”
  4. Enter “Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship” in special instructions.




Make checks out to ABC – Carlson-Berne Fund, with ABC first.

Activities Beyond the Classroom
635 West 7th Street
Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(513) 281-9870