particpants playing music and singing

Creative Music Making

The annual Creative Music Making (CMM) program provides a unique opportunity for individuals to come together to create music. Alongside St. Louis Symphony musicians and students from Maryville University’s music therapy program, Arc participants spend two days learning and creating music. On the third and final day, the group takes to the stage for a spectacular performance.

A Lasting Impression

Now in its eleventh year, CMM has become known as a transformative experience for participants in the program. Typically quiet individuals have found their voices on stage the night of the final performance, lasting friendships have been made in practices, and participants begin asking about next year the minute the concert is complete.

Last spring a documentary crew from PBS visited the CMM program to showcase the uniqueness of the program. The film crew interviewed participants and staff and gave wonderful insight into this tradition.

A Show to Be Seen

Please join us on Wednesday, February 26 for the culminating performance. The concert is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to come and support the Arc participants, St. Louis Symphony musicians, and Maryville University music therapy students who have put so much time, energy, and excitement into the performance.

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Maryville University Auditorium

Cost: Free!

Parking: The auditorium is located next to the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center. Enter from Conway Road and use parking lots 6 or 7.

For more information and to receive the application for next year, contact Brianne Smith at 314-817-2216.



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