ClefWorks’ mission is to provide the community with unique opportunities to experience Chamber music in casual, approachable environments and to promote the appreciation of this timeless, yet evolving art form.
To reach this goal, ClefWorks uses a three-pronged approach: our annual Festival Season concerts, our House Concerts as well as other special events and our yearlong Outreach series. Our Outreach concerts in particular are a special and vital part of the ClefWorks vision as we bring the power of music to life for children in the River Region who are often underserved when it comes to the arts.
As we have done every year since we were founded, ClefWorks included high impact Outreach events during the 2013 Festival season featuring our guest musicians. So Percussion played for kids at Flowers and E.D Nixon Elementary Schools, school children served by the East YMCA Goodtimes Program on Pelzer and music students at Alabama State University. Similarly, 2012 guest string quartet ETHEL performed for kids from Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet and St. James Upper School. Concerts for both seasons were interactive and involved question and answer time between musicians and students.
A feature of So’s Montgomery residency was its master class and coaching session at Alabama State with Iron Giant Percussion. The foursome from Birmingham later performed with So during the group’s Saturday night concert. During ETHEL’s visit a special coaching session for young string players with the Montgomery Music Project proved to be a hit as the young students played a Led Zeppelin tune along with ETHEL.
ClefWorks continues its tradition of serving students this fall with funds and volunteers provided by the Junior League of Montgomery. Concerts are planned at local elementary schools and for kids served by the YMCA GoodTimes program.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us!