This set of community-based projects links people to a variety of musical experiences, ranging from stand-alone concerts to intensive yearlong creative workshops designed to have a powerful impact on participants’ daily lives. Through songwriting, choral, and composition projects, juveniles and adults in the justice system build a positive sense of self and strengthen bonds to family and community. In hospitals, musicians offer performances that reinforce positive healthcare messages.
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.