ComMUSICation brings SPPN students and the community together in a fun and powerful way. The program supports participants’ social/emotional development, teamwork skills, and creative expression – all lifelong skills that will benefit our young people for years to come. ComMUSICation shows us how learning can happen outside the traditional academic setting, and in a way that engages and enriches SPPN youth. We are proud to partner with ComMUSICation.
Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
The Minnesota Orchestra began partnering with ComMUSICation during the 14-15 school year. The partnership began with an idea to host students at Orchestra Hall and has since blossomed into a deeper, multi-faceted relationship. Students have performed with musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra in our newly renovated spaces prior to a concert; communicated with special pen pals via a letter writing project; attended an orchestra concert; and even invited musicians and staff to participate in a rehearsal at Orchestra Hall! We now consider Commusication one of our most beloved community partners and hope the community and families of Commusication continue to find a home here at Orchestra Hall. Keep on singing, ComMUSICation!
Jessica Leibfried, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Minnesota Orchestra