ALIAS in the Community


Enriching the lives of Nashville’s students, families and diverse communities with the gift of chamber music.

Each ALIAS in the Community (AIC) performance features a select group of musicians who bring new and ageless classical music to the community in a variety of imaginative educational programs.

One afternoon a string quartet works with young music students at the W.O. Smith School; another day brings a program for Nashvillians in substance abuse recovery that explores how six cellists work together in performance. ALIAS knows no boundaries in the ways music can change lives.

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ALIAS is pleased to continue its partnership with students and faculty at Whitsitt Elementary in Nashville, Tennessee, to present monthly programming based on ALIAS’ innovative concert repertoire.  This continues a long tradition of ALIAS in the Community.

In 2018, ALIAS will partner with the Nashville Ballet to bring an innovative new program to schools in Nashville, which combines chamber music with dance.  Teaching Artists from both ALIAS and the Ballet will guide children through improvisatory dance experiences, set to music played by ALIAS members.

In the summer of 2017, ALIAS joined the Scholars of Nashville Freedom schools, sharing new ways to experience chamber music through improvisational games.



In April 2012, ALIAS replayed and broadcast part of a concert of Kenji Bunch’s music to almost 300 elementary school students around the country in schools in Dallas, Texas; Coconut Creek, Fla.; Mondovi, Wisc.; New Auburn, Wisc., Houston, Texas; Sugarland, Texas; and Olympia, Wash. The kids asked great questions and we were so thrilled to bring new music to young minds.

In the fall of 2010, in conjunction with The GLF Project, ALIAS presented Mestiza Music in Music City, a residency program in one of Nashville’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods, featuring educational and community outreach to families and school children.  MMMC included arts-integrated lesson plans inspired by Gabriela Lena Frank’s composition, Hilos, and the composer herself was involved in the program.  She talked to audiences of all ages about Andean cultural influences in her music and she demonstrated how she used traditional western instruments to evoke the folkloric traditions of sound and style.

Power Monday Sept 2017

ALIAS is proud to have shared memorable  programs with students and adults in schools and organizations around the area including:

Whitsitt Elementary School

Nashville Freedom School Partnership
Tennessee School for the Blind

W.O. Smith Community Music School
Outlook Nashville
The Renewal House
Foundations of Nashville
Mending Hearts
Virtual School at Vanderbilt

Contact us for more information.