Impact

Annually, our programs serve close to 400 students from throughout Greater Worcester, resulting in over 3,500 hours of instruction.  However, impact through the arts is less about numbers and more about life-long learning.  


Aladdin 2016 April

The Year in Review

Download our most recent Annual Report FY2016 here.


Student Involvement

We have program sites in both Auburn and W. Boylston, with Music Together classes brought closer to home for young families in the Sturbridge and Sterling areas.

Average weekly attendance: 275
Students Enrolled Full Year: 400 +
Spanning 35+ Towns/Cities
No. 1: Worcester 21%
No. 2: Auburn 19%
Other: (35+ communities) 60%


Students Shine

Each year, roughly 30-50 students are invited to perform out in the community.
A few highlights include:

  • Pakachoag cellist and pianist selected to solo with Worcester Youth Orchestras
  • Flute and trumpet students win prizes in Music Worcester competition
  • 15 plus violinists invited to perform at New England Conservatory as part of the Mass. Suzuki Association Festival

With a variety of performances at Mechanics Hall, Hanover Theater, Tuckerman Hall, First Night Worcester, civic functions, senior centers and retirement homes.


Alumni Stand Out

With discipline, hard work, sustained commitment, and expert teachers to guide, Pakachoag alumni excel, including:

  • Operatic soprano, winner of NEC concerto competition
  • Actress with guest role in nationally syndicated crime show
  • Church music director, with CDs released
  • A Rhodes Scholar & Henry Luce Scholar

Financial Aid

Ensuring access to School programs is a core value for Pakachoag.  Over the past five years, we’ve sustained a 15% average annual growth rate in both students and dollars awarded, resulting in over $100,000 awarded thanks to donor and grantor support.

Currently, 18% of Private Lesson students receive financial support (FY15) with a goal of reaching 25% sustained annual support in coming years, with an average annual award of $950 per student. Forty percent of students receiving aid live at or below the federal poverty line.


Outreach & Partnerships

Extending mission, reach, access and diversity

Afternoon Tunes at All Saints

Providing free music lessons, music and instruments for children of the Main South neighborhood of Worcester. Pakachoag serves as a lead partner.

Partners In Music

  • Worcester Children’s Chorus
  • Worcester Youth Orchestras
  • Pakachoag Music School

Partners In Music expands the mission and reach of each organization through selective, shared marketing and space use, along with collaborative performances.

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

Pilot Partnership, “Learn to Play the Guitar”, Spring 2016.