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Guiding Principles

Core Values

  • We use music as a tool for bridging divides and promoting social change.
  • We strive to increase empathy among all participants.
  • We strive to cultivate a culture of nonviolence.

Principles of our Methodology

  • SAFETY: We believe in the importance of the physical, social, and emotional safety of everyone.
  • INCLUSION: Music can provide a space where people meet through their engagement in music-making and are not defined by their differences.
  • EQUALITY: Everyone can make music, everyone has something to offer, and everyone has the right to be treated as equals.
  • CREATIVITY: Creativity creates a strong identity, builds resilience, and fosters hope.
  • QUALITY: We believe that a high quality of music-making leads to a stronger sense of connection and empathy.