Joy Of Music Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: One Gorham St Worcester MA 01605 USA

Mission: Our mission is "to foster community through accessible music education and performance." Our primary goal is to help students make music a joyful part of their lives. Our strong commitment to serving the whole community is at the core of our vision as a community music school, reflected in our efforts to keep our tuition affordable, to provide financial aid, and to reach out to the underserved populations in our community.
Target demographics: All ages
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600+
Geographic areas served: Central Massachusetts
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 04-3055099
508-856-9541
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

JOMP has been a huge part of my life for the past 10 years. I've never experienced another community that offers such support, individual attention, and love. JOMP reaches out to everybody and lets them know they're valued.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The quality of my life. JOMP has always been there for me.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the opportunities JOMP provides for individuals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intellectual, compassionate, friendly, well-educated in their fields.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread the Joy of Music!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Our children have both gone to JOMP since they were 3 and took Music and Movement with Wendy, then recorder classes and various instrument classes. We've loved the philosophy at the school that music is an integral part of everyone's life, and that supports both the young people who are clearly on a path to professional music and those who enjoy playing at a different but still important level of skill.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my kids progress in music skills

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

sitting in the waiting room listening to the various lessons' sounds waft through; seeing the diversity of people (age, race, ability) playing all day long during annual jompathons.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

renovate for a better recital area; expand its already great scholarship program to provide more music to underserved communities in Worcester; do more in the schools and nursing homes

Ways to make it better...

there were still Saturday classes and the original children's chorus hadn't ended

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

planning for founders' retirement?

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

My son has taken cello lessons and participated in ensembles at JOMP for the past 5 years - and he also gained his very first exposure to music in a music and movement class he took there when he was a preschool-age child.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the marvelous, almost professional sound that group of high school age students are regularly able to produce together in their chamber orchestra.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

ridiculously devoted to their jobs. The co-directors manually schedule a day-long marathon recital in which literally hundreds of performers each play a piece of music; and one of the Directors of the program ends up accompanying for over 12 hours.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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