Inclusive Community Music Experiences: Recitals, Concerts, and Open Mic Nights

For ten years, Tempo! has offered inclusive music recitals and recently, community concerts and open mic nights, developed through discussions among community members. These opportunities for inclusion for people with significant disabilities offer varying levels of participation, providing a safe space for people to express themselves through music, a medium some are most comfortable with. This presentation will discuss planning and outcomes of these events. After this session, participants will be able to: a. discuss inclusive community music making events. b.summarize the need for inclusive community-based arts events. c. explain how these events allow for meaningful music making by people with and without disabilities.

Angela Guerriero