• 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.

    Visit the Musical Connections page for more information ›  

  • Lead support is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Ford Foundation.

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

    Additional support has been provided by Ameriprise Financial.

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

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  • 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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