Community

This page is all about how Pakachoag engages out in the Greater Worcester community.  With your support, as donor, enrollee or volunteer, Pakachoag is able to extend its reach. Every month, we’re usually out and about in the community, connecting, sharing and enriching.


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Outreach, Partnering, Financial Aid

How we’re making Music for Life!


Building Community

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Educational Outreach

Black Excellence Academy

We’re excited to be able to offer music classes starting winter/spring 2021, remotely, for the Black Excellence Academy (BEA).  BEA is a new after-school program.  Through music, the program will encourage students to explore musical expression as a deeply rooted element of Black excellence.

The Academy is a pilot-project for out-of-school educational and cultural enrichment designed by Black educators for students in Grades 1 to 6.  Thirty-seven students were enrolled for spring 2021.

Chris Carney, Pakachoag voice faculty, visited by zoom on Friday afternoons.  Part of Chris’ curriculum is designed to inspire students through the music of Black jazz musicians, creators of the first “original” American music.  The program is free to families.  The music classes are being funded by BEA and Pakachoag as part of our outreach/financial aid budget.

The Black Excellence Academy after-school music program continuing for Fall 2021 is made possible with the collaborative support of Pakachoag Music School and Mechanics Hall in partnership with BEA.

Boys and Girls Club of Worcester

Wednesdays is Music with Pakachoag day at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester.  Currently, the School partners to provide weekly guitar classes and early childhood music classes.

Music Together at the Hanover Theatre Conservatory

On Mondays, a Pakachoag teacher visits the Hanover Theater Conservatory to teach Music Together classes.  Registration is managed by the Conservatory.  Financial Aid also available for this class by contacting the Conservatory.

 


Partners in Music

Pakachoag is pleased to extend its reach into the community as a Partner in Music with the Worcester Children’s Chorus (WCC); and Worcester Youth Orchestras (WYO).

Our partnership with the Chorus and Orchestra creates more opportunities for our students and performers.

We will give precedence, when possible, to WCC and WYO families wishing to enroll in music school programs.  Please let us know if you are a chorus or orchestra members.

What is “Partners in Music”?

For Pakachoag Music School, our partnership with WCC and WYO is about creating more opportunities for Greater Worcester.  We’re not only sharing ideas and resources which strengthen each of us organizationally; but by creating cross-connections with music, the larger community benefits from richer and more diverse experiences.  Partners in Music is expanding the ripple effects of our music, inside and out.

The Worcester Youth Orchestras rehearse their larger ensembles at the Auburn Public Schools. The Worcester Children’s Chorus rehearses their larger choir programs at Assumption College in Worcester.


Enrichment – Performance Outreach

Each year, Pakachoag students bring music out into the community.  Some of our prior engagements have included:  First Night Worcester, Worcester Art Museum’s Flora In Winter, and guest student concerts such as Wesley Methodist Church’s  Arts Alive concert series and Fitchburg Public Libraries event series.  Each year, Pakachoag students visit one or two nursing homes/retirement centers to provide entertaintment and socialization for elders.


Financial Aid

Each year, Pakachoag hosts a benefit event proceeds from which help support the financial aid fund.

Pakachoag Music School, in addition to working to keep tuition accessible to average families, wishes to encourage families with limited financial means to contact us regarding financial aid.

Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, with renewing students given the option to pre-register prior to each upcoming academic year and in advance of new students .

Qualification is based solely on financial need; however, students will be expected to demonstrate commitment during the course of the year in order for aid to be renewed.

For more information, please visit The Financial Aid information page.

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Prior outreach education partners over the years include:

  • Auburn Youth & Family Services
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Worcester Senior Center
  • Guild of St. Agnes Pre School
  • Elm Park Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Notre Dame Assisted Living Center

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Pakachoag Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.