• The resources here have been designed to provide the principles and practical guidance that underpin high quality community-based work—programming that reflects and responds to a community's unique needs and strengths.

    All materials and recommendations found here have been drawn from Musical Connections, a program offering diverse live music experiences for people in healthcare settings, correctional facilities, senior-service organizations, and homeless shelters across New York City.

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  • 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.

  • Core Beliefs
    The Power of Music
    Learn more about the philosophy of Musical Connections and the design of its programs in New York City.
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    Evaluation & Assessment
    Measuring Success
    Find methods and materials for assessment that lead to sound decisions for your program.
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  • Tools & Materials
    Explore a variety of resources: handbooks, checklists, glossaries, and more. 
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    Join Us
    Get Involved
    Share your story, ask about starting your own project, or partner with us in NYC.
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