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 concerts and our Outreach concerts. 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 Outreach events in our 2012 season featuring our guest musicians. ETHEL played for kids at Flowers Elementary, Baldwins Arts and Academic Magnet and St. James Upper School. Concerts were interactive and involved question and answer time between performers and students.
A special coaching session for young string players with the Montgomery Music Project featuring kids from E.D. Nixon and Wilson Elementary Schools and Montgomery Academy Lower School proved to be a hit as the young students played a Led Zeppelin tune along with ETHEL. String students from BTW Magnet High school preparing for orchestra auditions were also individually coached by ETHEL during the group’s visit.
ClefWorks continues its tradition of serving students in the fall of 2012 with funds and volunteers provided by the Junior League of Montgomery. Concerts at E.D. Nixon and Flowers Elementary were held in November along with a concert at Blount Elementary, serving YMCA GoodTimes kids from Blount and Carr Middle School.