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Community

This page is all about how Pakachoag engages out in the Greater Worcester community.  With your support, as donor, enrollee or volunteer, Pakachoag is able to extend its reach. Every month, we’re usually out and about in the community, connecting, sharing and enriching.


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Engaging, Partnering

Creating More Equal Access for Out-Of-School music learning.

Research shows that the arts are vital to human development and in building healthy communities.  For these reasons and more, we believe EVERY child should be able to access after-school arts opportunities.  However, research also shows that many do not have access to out-of-school arts opportunities, in large part due to economic barriers; also transportation and language barriers. It is this need for more equal access which drives our investment in partnerships, expanded community engagement, and financial aid.

How we’re making Music for Life!


Building Community

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Enjoy music and conversation via our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/pakachoagmusic


Educational Outreach

A large portion of the School’s partner activity is funded as part of the Financial Aid and Outreach Program.  Pakachoag is currently working with the following community-based organizations to bring classes off-site or to accept partner referrals for financial aid.

  • Black Excellence Academy / BEA
  • Elm Park Community School
  • Boys and Girls Club of Worcester
  • CENTRO
  • Worcester Family Partnership
  • African Communication Education / ACE
  • Music Together at the Hanover Theatre Conservatory

We extend thanks to the following funders who are currently or have been recently supporting the Financial Aid and Outreach Program:

The Mass. Cultural Council / MCC, Greater Worcester Community Foundation / GWCF, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, DCU for Kids, the Hoche-Scofield Foundation, Webster Five Foundation, Country Bank for Savings, The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, the Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation.  Also, Individual school donors.  Thank you for supporting our efforts to create more equal access to out-of-school music learning.


Partners in Music

Pakachoag is pleased to extend its reach into the community as a Partner in Music with the Worcester Children’s Chorus (WCC); and Worcester Youth Orchestras (WYO).

Our partnership with the Chorus and Orchestra creates more opportunities for our students and performers.

We will give precedence, when possible, to WCC and WYO families wishing to enroll in music school programs.  Please let us know if you are a chorus or orchestra members.

What is “Partners in Music”?

For Pakachoag Music School, our partnership with WCC and WYO is about creating more opportunities for Greater Worcester.  We’re not only sharing ideas and resources which strengthen each of us organizationally; but by creating cross-connections with music, the larger community benefits from richer and more diverse experiences.  Partners in Music is expanding the ripple effects of our music, inside and out.

The Worcester Youth Orchestras rehearse their larger ensembles at the Auburn Public Schools. The Worcester Children’s Chorus rehearses their larger choir programs at Assumption College in Worcester.


Enrichment – Performance Outreach

Each year, Pakachoag students bring music out into the community.  Some of our prior engagements have included:  First Night Worcester, Worcester Art Museum’s Flora In Winter, and guest student concerts such as Wesley Methodist Church’s  Arts Alive concert series and Fitchburg Public Libraries event series.  Each year, Pakachoag students visit one or two nursing homes/retirement centers to provide entertaintment and socialization for elders.


Financial Aid

Each year, Pakachoag hosts a benefit event proceeds from which help support the financial aid fund.

Pakachoag Music School, in addition to working to keep tuition accessible to average families, wishes to encourage families with limited financial means to contact us regarding financial aid.

Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, with renewing students given the option to pre-register prior to each upcoming academic year and in advance of new students .

Qualification is based solely on financial need; however, students will be expected to demonstrate commitment during the course of the year in order for aid to be renewed.

For more information, please visit The Financial Aid information page.

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Prior outreach education partners over the years include:

  • Auburn Youth & Family Services
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Worcester Senior Center
  • Guild of St. Agnes Pre School
  • Elm Park Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Notre Dame Assisted Living Center

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Pakachoag Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.