Education & Outreach

humefoggThrough Education and Community Programs (ECP), ALIAS enriches the lives of Nashville’s students, families and diverse communities with the gift of chamber music.

Each ECP performance includes a select group from the ALIAS chamber who volunteer their time, bringing 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.

ALIAS ECP virtual performance 2012In 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.

ALIAS is thrilled to be in a PENCIL Partnership with Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School, named by Newsweek as one of America’s top 50 high schools. Through this partnership, we regularly visit the students. ALIAS musicians bring educational concerts to the student body and interactive master classes to the bands and orchestra. Read more about this collaboration.

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

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

For inquiries regarding educational programs at your school or community organization, email

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