• Videos 

    Nothing compares to seeing and hearing work in action. Experience a songwriting workshop by watching one of the mini-documentaries below or hear from our roster artists about how this work has influenced them. Wondering how the creative projects in juvenile justice facilities work? Listen to artist Jeremy Thal. Curious about the impact of a single performance? Check out Emeline Michel’s interview about her concert at Bedford Correctional Facility.

  • Lead support is provided by the Brooke Astor One-Year Fund for New York City Education.

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    Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation, The Irene Diamond Fund, and the Heineman Foundation for Research, Education, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes.

    Additional support has been provided, in part, by Ameriprise Financial.

    Public support for Musical Connections is provided by the New York City Departments of Homeless Services and Probation, and by the New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Annabel Palma, and Daniel Dromm.

  •  “I wouldn't be anywhere without music.” —Inmate at Sing Sing.

  • "Stand Up and Fight":
    Songwriting in a Hospital

  • Valley Lodge:
    Transitional Shelter Workshop

  • "I Ain't Mad":
    Composed at Valley Lodge