Annually serving more than 100 youth in Providence’s South Side neighborhoods, CMW empowers children to imagine and achieve new possibilities, regardless of talent or ability, by exploring musical, personal, and community development.

CMW applies an innovative approach to arts education that features the relationship between music and social justice. As the 2009 evaluation by arts consulting firm WolfBrown notes, “At CMW… playing music becomes an experience of developing personal agency and of recognizing both the power and the responsibility of having a voice in larger civic and cultural conversations.”