Community Engagement


MM Community Engagement Program -- Residency Programs and Community Concerts

Musical Masterworks is delighted to have launched 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 the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust as well as 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 partnered with Decoda, an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, for a 7-day program in December.


Decoda worked with Fitch High School in Groton to mentor their ensemble groups and work on a special project with their composition class. Decoda also was in residence with Waterford Country School to develop their first music program ever, which provided those students with an artistic outlet to express themselves and to gain confidence.


In addition to the school programs, Decoda held a residency workshop at Vista Life Innovations in Madison and a private concert for military families at the Groton Subase Youth Center.


We were grateful that Decoda also performed at two community venues in Old Lyme, including a family concert at LYSB on and a creative chamber music concert at Saint Ann’s Parish.


Click to learn more about Decoda’s creative community projects.

Read The Day's feature story about our program