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
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
Linda G. Conway, Co-Chair
Dorothy Weber, Co-Chair
William “Smitty” Pignatelli