Daily Orchestra Program
In September 2012, CMW launched a free, daily, after-school string orchestra program based on the model of El Sistema, the internationally acclaimed youth orchestra and social action program. This new program, directed by cellist Adrienne Taylor, serves approximately 25 additional children from our community.
The Daily Orchestra Program meets during the after school hours at Federal Hill House, a community center located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence’s West End. In addition to daily orchestra rehearsals, students participate in weekly lessons with their teacher and practice every week with a mentor. Our partners at Federal Hill House play a vital role in these children’s experience, providing students with transportation, homework help and other social supports.
It is our belief that through daily, ensemble-based learning students build a strong community among their peers and learn to listen to each other and work together as a team. There’s also something to be said for the enlivening experience of being surrounded by the sound of music – Students know they’re not alone – we’re all making music together.