A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR These are unsettling times, and many of us are feeling worried, anxious, scared, and isolated. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges and now, more than ever, is the time for us to band together.
In many ways Music In Common was built for these trying times. Music eases pain and uncertainty. It provides hope, comfort, and connection. Still, for an organization built on people-to-people encounters, this new reality of social distancing brings new obstacles. In our effort to keep our Music In Common community safe and to do our part in the global effort to contain the spread of the virus, we have cancelled all of our in-person programming for the foreseeable future.
But with each new challenge comes new opportunities. Our entire team is fully engaged in developing new ideas and new platforms to serve our mission to strengthen, empower and connect communities through the universal language of music.
You can see and hear that mission to strengthen most boldly in our JAMMS songs. Written by youth from across the globe who, in the face of conflict and struggle, convey messages of hope, healing, and unity.
We could all use a little bit of that right now. So how about we amplify those messages together? Bring your voice to our Amplify Together campaign and sing (or speak or rap) these songs with us. Together, our voices will raise spirits and make a difference.
Like all small businesses who serve people face to face in a physical space, Music In Common is feeling the economic impact of Coronavirus in very real and direct ways. A donation today, particularly a monthly recurring one, will help offset the financial challenges and loss of funding from the pandemic.
I learned that I can truly stretch my musical and collaborative capabilities to a great level when I am motivated and in a great environment to do so. Amplify allowed me to develop my skills on bass, performing, collaborating, and respecting people of different backgrounds.