Community MusicWorks (Providence, Rhode Island)
Founded in 1997, Community MusicWorks’ (CMW) mission is to transform the lives of children, families, and musicians through chamber music education and performance in the most diverse and economically challenged urban neighborhoods of Providence. Last season, funding from PlayUSA helped launch a new cohort of 25 beginner-level students for a Daily Orchestra Program. Continued support will allow CMW to maintain this group, while improving the quality of instructional practice across the program, and strengthen the link between music education and social justice. Professional development will also be offered to staff, and alumni will be encouraged to stay involved in the program as mentors and teachers.