"The music was water for my soul when it was thirsty." B., Pine Street Inn-Shattuck Shelter Guest
Shelter Music Boston delivers monthly chamber music concerts to Greater Boston homeless shelters, providing classical music as a social service.
Every note invests in the capacity of classical music to create social change in environments of great need.
We believe all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music.
"Music is the catalyst for opportunities to look a homeless individual in the eye and say: I want to know what you think about this, and I am going to listen to your story." Julie Leven, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director
We train professional musicians, committed to bringing dignity to shelters with live performances, in our unique, interactive concert model. We employ these performers to present a new program of classical chamber music monthly in each of our partner shelters.
Forbes Magazine recently published a profile of Shelter Music Boston and founder Julie Leven, "Music Heals: Shelter Music Brings Classical Music To Homeless Shelters." Click on the Forbes logo to read the article.