• 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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    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.

  • 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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