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Community Service, Outreach, and Network

How Tufts Music Reaches Out

The Music Department strives to make music accessible and enjoyable for everyone in our community. To achieve this goal we have created several ways to connect with our different communities. There is the public community, the people of Medford and Somerville as well as our student and alumni community. Our hope is to involve everyone in our community who has a passion for learning and a love of music.

Service Opportunities

Music students or a group of students interested in providing a brief concert of classical music to the memory care unit at Stonebridge in Burlington, an assisted living facility. Please contact Tracey Meech, Tracey@stonebridgeatburlington.com.

Stonebridge provides musical entertainment, primarily old popular songs but it is believed people would benefit from hearing Classical music. A small stipend is available. A piano is set in the large living room, and could be used for performances.

Mentorship Program
Work as a music mentor with students in Medford and Somerville Public Schools. Roles include:
> Tutoring new instrumentalists
> Working with music teachers and in existing music programs as an aide

Updated Information about mentoring locations and site details.

Community Music
Since its opening in February of 2007, the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center has become a resource for the local community. In addition to the regular 150 plus concerts and events presented in the center's Distler Performance Hall and Fisher Performance Room (which are all open to the public to attend), Tufts Music also offers a wide range of other community music programs. These include: Saturday music classes for children and teenagers, weekday evening classes and ensembles for adults, guest workshops with community musicians, a special Sundays at Tufts Community Concert series with a rotating slate of artist and music genres, and Saturday Family and Children's Concerts. Click here for more information.

Create a Concert or Workshop Program
Work with fellow students or your ensemble to bring a concert or workshop to an organization serving the community such as:

Area Schools Served By Tufts Students
> Medford Public
> Somerville Public
> Foxboro High School
> Cummings School
> Perkins School for the Blind

For information about Mentorship, Community Music, or creating an outreach event or for more ways to get involved contact Edith Auner at edith.auner@tufts.edu or 617-627-5616.

Free Sunday Series Concerts

Join us on Sunday afternoons for a series of special community music concerts. These concerts feature some of the best musicians of the department and area community. For the Fall 2009 Semester we are present 8 of these community concerts. Community events also include lectures and colloquia by visiting artists and guest resident artists

Alumni Outreach

Check back for updates on an Alumni Event sponsored by the music department designed to connect current music students with Alumni who are working in the field and finding their way as musicians, scholars and professionals.

internships and outreach
Department Info:
Main Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm

Box Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11 am – 4:30 pm

Department of Music
Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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