Kids 4 Harmony

Kids 4 Harmony is a free, intensive classical music program for youth from some of the most under-resourced communities in Berkshire County.

Kids 4 Harmony is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, an ensemble-based music program for social justice change. Kids 4 Harmony focuses on musical excellence, student well-being and development, and family support, building the skills, access, and support for participants to succeed in music and beyond.  Kids 4 Harmony is the only El Sistema-inspired program embedded within a social services agency.

  • Serving over 60 students at  Morningside Community School, Pittsfield and Brayton Elementary School, North Adams.
  • 10 full and part-time staff members, which includes two of our own high school students.
  • Students perform concerts at schools, local events and venues including Williamstown Theatre Festival and Tanglewood.
  • Kids 4 Harmony students have been selected for advanced learning and performance opportunities including the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) National Festival, Longy School of Music Side-By-Side, and studies at Boston University Tanglewood Institute. For more information about Kids 4 Harmony, please

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency

“I wanna do something big in the future.”

~ A Kids 4 Harmony student



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Advisory Committee

Linda G. Conway, Co-Chair
Dorothy Weber, Co-Chair

Edward Bride
Sheila Heffernon
Susan Lombard
Jane Mayer
Philip McKnight

Carolyn Newberger
Eli Newberger
Penny Pincus
Elizabeth Selkowitz
Carole Siegel
Carol Smokler
Ken Stark

Associate Members

Mark Churchill
Howard Eberwein
Ronald Feldman
William “Smitty” Pignatelli
Mike Roylance
Tracy Wilson