Beyond high-quality concert performances, Musica Viva NY also serves the communities of New York City through a variety of rich community engagement programs. Currently, Musica Viva NY partners with New York city public schools, extracurricular youth ensembles, New York Public Library branches and the All Souls’ Monday Night Hospitality meal program, offering free performances, artist clinics, interactive workshops, and more.

During the time when the public health crisis prevented us from getting together to provide our community engagment programs in person, Musica Viva NY created videos for families to watch, sing along to, and learn from at home. We uploaded the videos to Youtube and they can be found here. Now that we are back to providing our community engagement programs in person we will aim to post video of some of our performances at that same link.

Musica Viva NY Community Engagement is made possible by a generous grant from The Heart and Soul Charitable Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Visits to schools

Musica Viva NY artists visit schools where they:

Perform program-specific repertoire connected to our own concert series.

Demonstrate and explain playing an instrument and/or singing.

Run workshops to heighten the experience of repertoire already being taught to students and participate in student rehearsals

Reach about 750 school children annually

Partnership with
NY Public Library

Free, interactive concerts from MVNY soloists at numerous NYPL branches

A quartet and occasionally instrumentalists perform a program of diverse musical repertoire for all ages

Recent programs include “Music of Mexico”, a musical tour of Mexican culture featuring indigenous, folk, and rock songs

We reach over 240 people annually

Monday Night Hospitality

Musica Viva NY soloists perform for Monday Night Hospitality guests on the second Monday of each month.

Monday Night Hospitality is a weekly program at All Souls Church that welcomes New Yorkers to share a meal, enjoy fellowship, and access information and services to help them with housing, health, food insecurity, and building community.

Reaches about 1600 people annually

New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir Programs

Youth choir singers participate in free clinics with MVNY conductor and professional singers

Concert collaborations between youth and professional choir

Free ticket program for youth singers to attend MVNY’s concert season

12 youth choir singers perform for an audience of about 100 people annually