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Please note that all 2021 sessions have been canceled.

We are committed to the health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to making music together again soon.


Fostering creativity and confidence through music

Music Lens is an introductory summer program for elementary school students that focuses on developing confidence, creative expression, and tools for approaching and enjoying art that is new to them. Students listen and respond to a wide variety of sounds and musical styles and explore the theory and history of music through games, crafts, and physical activity.

The program is free and available to any second, third, or fourth grader, though we particularly seek to work with communities underrepresented in classical music--specifically Black and Latinx children--as well as families that experience financial barriers to music education and enriching summer programs. No prior musical experience is required!


NPR's From the Top:

Alumni Leadership Grant

Awarded to executive  director Corinne Auger, an alumna of its radio show and center for the development of arts leaders, to expand Music Lens's community impact.

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Thompson Hine LLC:

First place winner, Accelerate@TH

Awarded by Thompson Hine LLC to recognize civic-minded entrepreneurial projects, and fund Music Lens's expansion to Cleveland in 2018.

Students and parents

"She formed great relationships with both the teachers and the other students and definitely gained an appreciation and excitement for music. I would definitely recommend Music Lens Boston. It was well organized and engaging, and it is evident that the passion of the instructors transferred down to my daughter...she loved going!"


Music Lens is free for all elementary school students, so we rely on grants and individual supporters. Donations to Music Lens are tax-exempt, and Music Lens complies with all 501(c)(3) rules and regulations. Thank you for your investment in broadening access to the arts!

Parent of a Music Lens Student

"I shouldn't be, but I'm shocked by how much he loves camp. He says that classical music is his thing now, and he always wants to be here. He comes home every afternoon and makes instruments."

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