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.
We envision a world in which classical music is embraced as an integral component of professionally delivered social services in sheltering environments.
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Shelter Music Boston is committed to employing professional musicians to bring music of the highest artistic quality to the sheltering environments we serve.
Shelter Music Boston is committed to investing in the communities in which we perform by building relationships with the shelter guests, program clients, and site staff through our repeated visits.
We affirm the dignity and potential of all individuals. We believe all people should be treated with respect. This includes consistency, reliability, and professionalism in all our interactions.
We are committed to positioning SMB as an innovative social service organization on all levels, from program delivery to operations to donor involvement to evaluating impact. We have a new vision for the classical music industry, in which live classical music is used broadly in our communities as a tool for change and the common good.