• Musical Connections

    Through Musical Connections, people collaborate with professional artists and with each other to create, perform, and produce original music and art. Participants express their voices and have new opportunities for personal growth. Their stories also connect people to each other, creating empathy, informing policy, and strengthening communities.

  • Musical Connections concert (Jennifer Taylor)
  • Lullaby Project

    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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    Sing Sing Correctional Facility

    Sing Sing
    A series of workshops focused on composition and instrument skills culminates in several concerts for the facility’s general population.
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    Juvenile Justice Settings

    Juvenile Justice Settings
    In creative music projects, young people are invited to create, produce, and perform original music with Musical Connections roster artists.
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    Create Justice

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    Artists and policy makers come together for three forums to share ideas, explore goals, and develop plans for collaborative action.
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  • Lead support is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Ford Foundation.

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    United Airlines (as of 3-24-2017)

    Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation and United Airlines®.

    Additional support has been provided by Ameriprise Financial and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

    Public support for Musical Connections is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs; the Administration for Children's Services; the Departments of Homeless Services, Probation, and Youth and Community Development; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Annabel Palma, and Ydanis Rodriguez.

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  • Videos
    See the Work
    Watch highlights of recent Musical Connections work, from New York and across the country.
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    Musical Connections Resources
    Learn more about the potential of music in juvenile justice settings.
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