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Target demographics: bring dignity to homeless shelter guests.

Geographic areas served: Boston MA USA

Programs: Shelter Music Boston presents classical chamber music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in homeless shelters and other sheltering environments. Our goal is to promote community, creative interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit. We believe all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music whether or not they have a home.

Mission:
Shelter Music Boston presents classical chamber music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in homeless shelters. These performances promote community, creative interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit for shelter guests. We believe everyone deserves access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music whether or not they have a home.
Results:
In three years Shelter Music Boston has performed over 100 concerts in seven shelters in Boston. Musicians return again and again to the same shelters to bring the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music. Concerts shift the shelter dynamic from chaotic to calm and consistently create respect for all involved.

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10/23/13
Shelter Music Boston founder Julie Leven had the profoundly moving idea of bringing classical chamber music concerts to Boston homeless shelters. It has been an honor to be in on the ground floor as a Board Member and help extend the reach of this healing music. Julie brings years of experience as... more »
10/04/13
I first encountered Julie Leven when she coached an amateur chamber music group I was performing in. Her joy in music and her gift of conveying that joy, not only when she played, but verbally, was striking to me. When I learned that she had recently founded Shelter Music Boston I was intrigued ... more »
10/03/13
I've been helping out with the Social Media (Twitter and Facebook) for Shelter Music Boston since last December. The outstanding work done by the SMB musicians and the compelling stories of the shelter guests makes my job easy! The grace and insight with which the shelter clients navigate ... more »
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