Music Haven's Impact: By the Numbers
The objectives of our program are not only audible in the recital hall--they are about long-term well-being and success: our goal is for our students to graduate with the confidence, persistence, patience, and social competencies that they develop by learning an instrument from and being mentored by an exceptional teacher over many years, and for their sense of agency and community to be enriched in the process. They take on the challenge, work hard, and excel, not only defying their own initial doubts and expectations, but also defying stereotypes and broadening their own horizons. We are inclusive, focused on making a difference, and grounded in our community.
What we provide for our students, free of cost:
- Weekly one-on-one lessons
- Weekly group classes
- Ensembles (including chamber orchestra and student quartets)
- Instruments and supplies
- Concert trips
- All teaching by conservatory-trained professional musicians with master’s degrees
- Workshops and guest artists
- One-on-one mentoring of each student by professional Resident Musician
What our programming would cost per student/per year if it wasn't tuition-free.
That's a significant portion of most of our families yearly income.
Important Facts about our Work
PROGRAM RETENTON RATE
PROGRAM ATTENDANCE RATE
NUMBER OF CONCERTS AND RECITALS LAST YEAR
“Music Haven has been a life-changing experience for me, taking me from a life of confusion to a life of discipline and knowledge. Here, adults help you push past your limits to achieve your goals and reach your potential.”
– Denasha, Music Haven student, 17
Music Haven uses a variety of evaluation tools to measure our students’ progress and success, including:
➜ Youth Feedback Forms
➜ Parent Feedback Forms
➜ Teacher Feedback Forms
➜ Bi-annual Juries
➜ Recordings of all public student performances
Annual Evaluation Results
Each year all Music Haven students and parents/guardians complete comprehensive program evaluations that help us measure our impact on crucial non-cognitive skills that research has found are key to long-term academic and career success.
Check out the story on NPR >
To download our 2017-2018 Evaluation Report click here.
Here's what our parents said at the end of this programming year on...
SAID THEIR CHILD IS "COMFORTABLE WORKING IN A GROUP / TEAM SETTING"
SAID THEIR CHILD IS "COMFORTABLE CONNECTING TO AND WORKING WITH ADULTS"
SAID THEIR CHILD "NOTICES WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME"
OF PARENTS SAID "IT'S EASY FOR THEIR CHILD TO TALK TO NEW PEOPLE"
SAID THEIR CHILD IS "GOOD AT PLANNING AHEAD"
SAID THEIR CHILD "THINKS ABOUT CHOICES BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS"
SAID THEIR CHILD IS "PATIENT WHEN LEARNING NEW THINGS"
DISAGREED WHEN WITH THE STATEMENT THAT "WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, MY CHILD TENDS TO GIVES UP."
SAID OF THEIR CHILD "WHEN FACING DIFFICULT TASKS, MY CHILD IS CONFIDENT HE/SHE WILL ACCOMPLISH THEM"
SAID OF THEIR CHILD "MY CHILD BELIEVES HE/SHE CAN SUCCED AT MOST ANY GOAL HE/SHE SETS"
SAID OF THEIR CHILD "EVEN WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH, MY CHILD CAN PERFORM VERY WELL"
SAID OF THEIR CHILD "MY CHILD IS MOTIVATED TO WORK HARDER AT THE THINGS HE/SHE WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH"
“Few classical ensembles are more accessible, or more responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.”
— The Daily Nutmeg
Performing in the Community
Check out the way Music Haven has impacted our community this year
# OF CONCERTS/RECITALS PERFORMED BY OUR STUDENTS AND RESIDENT MUSICIANS THIS YEAR
ESTIMATED # OF PEOPLE WHO SAW MUSIC HAVEN'S MUSICIANS - STUDENTS AND HSQ - IN CONCERT THIS YEAR
% OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED FREE CONCERTS
AGE RANGE OF PEOPLE WHO TRIED INSTRUMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN "INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO" THIS YEAR
ESTIMATED # OF PEOPLE WHO TRIED STRING INSTRUMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN "INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO" THIS YEAR
Music Haven’s musicians, both students and professional, perform in every corner of the city and beyond. Over the years, we have created arts experiences for countless people in the New Haven community in such locations as:
Boys and Girls Club
CitySeed Farmer’s Markets
Connecticut Mental Health Center
Fair Haven Library
Mary Wade Home
New Haven City Hall
Ronald McDonald House
Smilow Cancer Center
Southern CT State University
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Unitarian Society of NHV
Yale Art Gallery