Musicambia does really important work and is a really exciting organization. I am honored to be a part of what they do.
Musicambia aligns with my values of what art truly is and can be for all people: an experience of personal growth and integrity, tested with incremental changes over an extended period of time. The Musicambia staff/instructors are the best in the business and they participate in this project out of an amazing passion and commitment. Matching great teachers with great students, this is a well run and visionary non-profit organization.
Musicambia is just amazing! This organization pairs world class musicians with those incarcerated at Sing Sing. Learning to play an instrument and then playing with others requires a whole set of skills that will help these men as they are reintroduced to society. The musicians who meet with the prisoners are supurb role models! Hopefully Musicambia will be able to expand into other facilities and/or be a model for other programs throughout the country.
Musicambia is an incredible organization which I am proud to support. Music has incredible power to uplift the soul and bringing this to individuals who are incarcerated is such an important part of their rehabilitation. Too often one hears about how the correctional system is riddled with problems and inefficiencies leading to worse situations for those who have ended up within those confines. It's important to see the good in humans and focus on amplifying the great qualities that we all have. I'm a proud supporter of this organization and encourage others to donate to the cause.
This is a wonderful organization run by individuals dedicated to creating a better society, for the incarcerated and for everyone. Their mission is to use music for rehabilition has the real potential to create social change.
Musicambia is providing an invaluable service to this stigmatized population!
Its important to support organizations like this ESPECIALLY at times like this. The organization full of passionate folks working to make positive change- giving underserved and overlooked populations the opportunity to see the world, and see themselves in a brand new light. Bravo.
This organization is providing a very valuable service that won't be done by anyone else if they don't do it. It is recognizing the value and humanity of people that are most often overlooked in our society. "All lives matter"
Creating art of any kind is a discipline as well as creation. The opportunity to practice learning an instrument for incarcerated people is a liberating experience. It lifts the heart as well as the spirit helping the prisoners to find meaning and a healing space. Bravo to both teachers and pupils
I met Nathan Schram about a year ago in an attempt to get involved with Musicambia. Although it didn't materialize I'll never forget the dedication and passion he has for this program. These musicians truly are focusing on others, nothing is done for their own benefit. They have deeply rooted compassion and are generously sharing their time, energy, and money to change lives in prison. I know very few others causes worth supporting as much as this.
Musicambia creates extraordinary outcomes for incarcerated individuals throughout the US on a shoestring budget. I am constantly amazed by the organization's capacity for growth and ability to reach new communities. The staff works extremely hard and truly values their students. Visiting a prison for a single concert is a wonderful thing but the weekly investment that this program makes in giving participants the ability to create their own art rather than just receive it is outstanding.
The subject of recidivism is central to the global conversation on incarceration. Students who participate in this program and are later released from prison seem to return to their communities invested in having a positive influence on their friends, neighbors and families. I have met many alumni at Musicambia fundraising events. These men are now pursuing jobs and advanced education - and they are all still playing music. It is truly inspiring.
Musicambia is a wonderful organization run by an incredibly dedicated staff and faculty who give so much time and energy to create a meaningful program. It is undoubtedly one of the most mission-driven organizations I know. Their priority is always the people being served. Great thought and care is put into crafting curricula that serve incarcerated students. Long-term relationships are built, community is fostered (within prisons--not an easy thing!), and communication is maintained even after students have been released.
I have volunteered with this program as a teaching artist (and I continue to be a supporter), and it was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. There is nothing like seeing firsthand the community that can be created--literally anywhere--simply with music and caring, dedicated individuals. Musicambia has already provided that to many, and their impact is only just beginning!