One of our primary missions at MCMA is school and community outreach as we believe music has the power to not only enrich individual lives but also to build stronger communities. We offer community programming through both a number of area schools and organizations and at our beautiful studio space.
Through our programming, MCMA has reached over 700 students in the greater Rockland area. We value community collaborations, and we have partnered with over fourteen local area schools and nonprofits to deliver community programming to children, special needs students, seniors, and at-risk teens. We are always interested in new partnerships, so please get in touch if you have an idea for a program or collaboration.
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS
MCMA has developed and delivered curriculum for a wide number of area schools and organizations, including Thomaston Grammar, Lura Libby, Rockland Middle School, Matinicus Island School, Monhegan Island School, the Zenith Program at Camden Hills, the Rockland, Saint George, and Rockport Public Libraries, and the Coastal Children's Museum. We offer a number of flexible options for schools and businesses interested in working with MCMA to provide music programming and seminars, including a range of customizable courses that can be tailored to the objectives of your specific learning community.
the RSU 13 Rock ensemble
MCMA is proud to partner with the RSU 13 Adult and Community Education Office, which houses the district's afterschool programs, to provide free afterschool music programming for the district's middle school students. In this ensemble, which meets twice a week for two hours each time, students will begin an intensive study of all things rock and pop, covering everything from general music concepts to how to cultivate a stage presence and write song lyrics. The class will take a look at the history of rock and pop, analyze song structure and arrangements, write and perform original tunes, learn how to take control of a stage and wow an audience. Additionally, they will learn what it takes to play in a band: how to improvise, how to communicate on stage with bandmates, and the ins and outs of recording and marketing music.
Spaces in the ensemble are available on a first come, first served basis -- look for registration packets in your first day materials, and sign up early to reserve your slot!
raising the blues
MCMA is proud to collaborate with an incredible organization, Raising the Blues. Raising The Blues, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing music to children undergoing medical treatment or recovery and children with physical, emotional or educational challenges. Through the passionate work of this organization, MCMA has had the privilege of working with numerous students both at our studio and the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at the Maine Medical Center. Please contact Executive Director Ruth Atherton at Info@RaisingTheBlues.org for more information.