Masterworks Outreach sparks musical connections between people of all ages and abilities.
Masterworks Chorale’s Outreach programs create valuable and lasting partnerships. Using fun and innovative approaches, our workshops foster self-esteem, personal growth and cultural engagement within our community.
Masterworks Outreach serves populations within San Mateo County, bringing musical education and appreciation to groups who may not otherwise have access to choral music. Outreach builds connections with diverse groups including low-income and homeless families, the elderly, and children with special needs.
Feel the music | paint the music | sing out | pop-up choir | song partners
Feel the Music
Feel the Music is a series of music classes designed for children in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Each session uniquely facilitates connection with music through fun, tactile games, body percussion exercises and visual art.
Participants also attend one or more Masterworks rehearsals for a true “hands on” experience with the chorale. Rotating through five Vibration Stations – Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, and Grand Piano — the children are invited to place their hands on the faces and necks of singers in each section and on the piano’s sound box — feeling the musical sounds as they are produced.
Feel the Music is led by Artistic Director, Dr. Bryan Baker and a team of dedicated singer volunteers.
Sing Out is a series of music education classes created for under-served students in San Mateo County schools and community centers.
Running from 4 to 10 weeks, our weekly, on-site song classes use fun musical games, vocal exercises and visual art to introduce children to musical concepts and the fundamentals of group singing. Students work toward a special performance for their parents and peers.
Sing Out classes are led by our Artistic Director, Dr. Bryan Baker and Outreach Music Teacher Katie Lipka, along with a team of dedicated singer volunteers.
Paint the Music
Paint the Music sessions are a fun and unique component of the Sing Out, Song Partners, and Feel the Music programs. Using materials provided by Masterworks, participants paint visual interpretations of their song class experiences. Art work is displayed in a special lobby exhibition at subsequent Masterworks concerts.
Paint the Music is led by Outreach Art Director Tricia Seibold.
Masterworks Pocket Choir provides small ensembles of Masterworks singers to perform choral music at schools, hospitals, community centers, eldercare facilities and at a wide variety of community events. Performances vary in length and style, and may or may not be accompanied.
Song Partners is a series of music workshops designed to engage older adults coping with memory loss.
Through live performance, videos and storytelling, participants explore their past and present relationship to music, inviting them to reconnect with the world.
Our 6 to 8-week Song Partners programs are gently led by Tricia Seibold and dedicated singer volunteers.
Masterworks Outreach Sing Out, Song Partners, and Feel the Music program participants are offered complimentary guest passes for themselves and family members to attend Masterworks concerts.
Erin Renfroe – Outreach Programs Administrator
Jim Hawley – Outreach Programs Director