School Outreach Partnerships

Our nationally-recognized program is now in its 41st year of reaching out to city classrooms, helping to make music an influential part of every child’s education. Our partnership with the Boston Public Schools allows us to provide hands-on music and performing arts instruction to more than 3,000 students each week, ranging from Pre-K to high school. We strive to provide high-quality music instruction and arts participation opportunities citywide, and provide schools with the capacity-building activities they need to ensure that programs can be successfully administered and sustained.
Our professional teaching artists provide the following to public and private schools, for full classrooms of students of all ages and abilities:
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Chorus
  • Instruments
  • BAND Instruments
  • String Instruments
  • Drumming
  • Drama
  • Tin whistle
  • Visual Art
  • Music literacy
  • Music technology
  • Creative writing
  • Performing Arts
  • Glee Club
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Funded in part by BPS Arts Expansion, a multi-year effort on focusing on access, equity, and quality arts learning for BPS students. The BPS Arts Expansion Fund, managed by EdVestors, is generously supported by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, and other foundations and individuals. Read more at bpsarts.org

CMCB's School Outreach Program is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"The CMCB music program has impacted our school’s teaching and learning by supporting both individual and group literacy achievement, helped to increase math skills, provided arts education to all of our students, both in general and in special education and enhanced and added considerably to the overall positive climate of our school" — Joy Salesman-Oliver, Principal, Higginson/Lewis K-8(Roxbury)

For more information about partnership opportunities with our School Outreach Program please contact:

Schools Outreach Director Jennifer Keller Rathbun 617-482-7494 x34 or krathbun@cmcb.org
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