NMS believes that arts programming is a critical component to a well-rounded education and therefore has a strong commitment to education outreach initiatives such as our Masterclass, Student Enrichment and Artist in Residence Programs. Additionally, we provide scholarships and grants on a regular basis to assist talented students and groups.
As part of our outreach mission, all of our featured artists offer free masterclasses to local students and music enthusiasts. A masterclass offers a rare opportunity for students to perform and receive a critique from a master musician. Although time allows only 3-4 students to perform, audience members can gain knowledge and insight by observing the master at work.
For the first time, an outstanding masterclass participant opened each of our concerts last season.
Masterclasses are free for students and NMS Members to observe.
Educate. Entertain. Inspire
NMS seeks to provide meaningful and enriching musical experiences for our local young musicians. In addition to masterclasses, NSM goes out to the community with the Student Enrichment Program, launched in partnership with Glinton Sweeting O'Brien in 2018, and also presents special Children's concerts when possible.
In 2013 NMS and Ensemble du Monde presented "Before there was Mozart", a concert that introduced children to Joseph Boulogne, Le Chervalier de Saint-Georges, also known as the "Black Mozart", and in 2019, 400 children from participating primary schools will attend "Classical Sonic Safari", featuring "Carnival of the Animals" performed by Duo Turgeon.
A Non-profit Organisation dedicated to Promoting the art of Music in the Bahamas
The Nassau Music Society gives scholarships and financial aid as well as educational opportunities to students of music, choral groups and musicians. Here are some testimonials from some of the star performers in music who have benefitted from our assistance!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our cause to assist the youth of the Bahamas and enrich the country at large through music, contact us today to give a donation or to become a sponsor. Your participation will make a world of difference!
Help the Nassau Music Society to continue to give outstanding Bahamian music students scholarships and masterclasses with world-class musicians!
Your sponsorship or gift to The Nassau Music Society will allow us to continue the work we have done since 1961. We have seen the rewards of our efforts through the growth of competent and dedicated music educators and performers, and a boost in the level of artists who give concerts and masterclasses in the country. Moreover, we have seen the priceless result of keeping our youth inspired and focused on their dreams.