Innovative Music Programs

"MusicalMinds NC seeks to inspire social change through classical music to underserved youth in the greater Charlotte area."

MusicalMinds offers a free holistic, after-school musical program changing the lives of children through music education. Expanded in 2017, MusicalMinds brought the benefits of music to pre-K students in participating Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Our students develop social, academic and music skills. MusicalMinds is “inspired” by the El Sistema model introduced in Venezuela over 40 years ago.

MusicalMinds provides an effective education based on love, approval, joy and experience within a high functioning, nurturing environment. We focus on children with the fewest resources and greatest need, and is delivered at no cost to participants.

MusicalMinds uses music as a catalyst-enabling every child to feel like an asset within his or her community. Students feel an ownership of the music-making process, taking responsibility for both individual and group improvement.

Congratulations for These Individual Accomplishments: 

  • All three 5th grade MM students who auditioned for Charlotte's Northwest School of the Arts passed the audition for admittance to the String Music Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Five additional MM participants joined the A/B Honor Roll during the second nine week marking period.