Community Engagement



Throughout the year, we connect musicians from our concerts series and music school faculty with people throughout the state in a wide variety of ways, The Lullaby Project (in partnership with Carnegie Hall), to master classes with renowned musicians, instrument "petting zoos," student matinee performances and much more.

We also present concerts in alternative settings where access to live music is limited, such as: to inmates and staff of the Maine State Prison system; assisted living facilities, and through The Lullaby Project, a song-writing workshop for teen parents.

Bay Chamber offers more than 20 free performances each year: Music on the Lake, Jazz on the Water, Odeon, Concerts on the Camden Village Green, student recitals, and more.

Educational Matinees for school children

Bay Chamber Music School is pleased to offer opportunities for students to attend special, free performances by world-renowned musicians and artists.

Our matinees take place at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, the Strom Auditorium in Rockport and the Camden and Rockport Opera Houses. The programs are offered at no charge to the participating schools, and have enabled thousands of students to experience the excitement of live performances over the years.

Study Guides: Learning starts before the performance

As a benefit to schools that attend these matinees, we offer study guides that align with the Maine Learning Results. These guides offer teachers multi-disciplinary approaches to the material in order to prepare students for what they will be seeing at the performance and are available online, allowing us to reach an even broader audience.

For more information, contact Monica Kelly, Executive Director,


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