• Musical Connections

    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.

  • “Even though I’ve been homeless and I’ve been through a lot, I can stand on the square with anyone now because I’ve become human again.”
    —David, songwriting workshop participant
  • Core Beliefs
    Learn more about the philosophy of Musical Connections and the design of its programs in New York City.
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    Lullaby Project
    Lullabies are at the heart of this creative project that focuses on young mothers in teen clinics at hospitals, justice settings, and homeless shelters.
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    NeON Arts
    NeON Arts is a new initiative that builds on the NYC Department of Probation’s successful efforts to advance public safety by engaging probation clients in the arts.
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    Partner Artists
    Check out our musically diverse roster of artists who exemplify qualities of artistic excellence and civic-mindedness.
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    Partner Venues
    Musical Connections partner venues range from hospitals to homeless shelters, juvenile correctional facilities to senior centers. Learn more about our New York partners here.
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    Watch highlights of recent Musical Connections work, from New York and across the country.
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    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.

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