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Music, Community Engagement & Social Action: Kids 4 Harmony
Courtney Clark (Artistic Director) and Sean Elligers MM'15 (Assistant Director) of Kids 4 Harmony will speak about the free, intensive classical music program for youth from under-resourced communities in Berkshire County.
Inspired by the El Sistema model of music for social justice change, Kids 4 Harmony uses an art form, which historically has been largely inaccessible to many based on wealth, privilege and color, to build opportunity and open closed doors. With a three-pronged focus on musical excellence, student well-being and development, and family support, Kids 4 Harmony builds accomplishment, discipline, grit, aspiration, and family community engagement to tip the scales on social justice.