Musical Masterworks is delighted to announce that we are launching our MM Community Engagement Program designed to reach communities outside of Old Lyme to bring musical mentoring and special projects to schools and organizations that might not have the resources to create such programs on their own.
Engaging students in a weeklong residency program.
Our inaugural program this year was made possible by a grant from CTHumanities which emphasizes reaching out to populations with diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds in an attempt to create equity among various populations. The criteria for this grant matched perfectly with Musical Masterworks’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
This year we have chosen to partner with Decoda, an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, for a 7-day program that will commence on Dec 12, 2022 and continue through December 19, 2022. Decoda will be working with Fitch High School in Groton to mentor their ensemble groups and work on a special project with their composition class. Decoda will also be working with Waterford Country School to develop their first music program ever, which will provide those students with an artistic outlet to express themselves and to gain confidence.
In addition to the residency programs, Decoda will be performing at several community venues in the Old Lyme area featuring both interactive and traditional chamber music performances. The locations and times of these various performances will be determined and communicated via email and on the website as soon as we have them. All concerts will be free.