This program links people to a variety of creative musical projects ranging from individual performances to intensive yearlong songwriting and composition workshops that are designed to have a direct impact on their daily lives. Whether reinforcing positive health and wellness messages and offering comfort to patients in medical facilities, introducing positive communication techniques and strengthening links to family and community for inmates in correctional facilities, or providing emotional and physical rehabilitation to veterans, Musical Connections instills a deep connection to music and creativity that supports lasting effects in people’s lives.
Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation and
The Irene Diamond Fund.
Additional support has been provided, in part, by Ameriprise Financial.
Musical Connections is made possible, in part, by an endowment grant from
the Irene Diamond Fund.Public support for Musical Connections is provided, in part, by the New York City Young Men's Initiative, Department of Probation and the Department of Homeless Services.