We’re ALL in this TOGETHER!

During this critical, difficult time in the world and our local community, we want you to know that we are here for you and hope we can be together soon.


We are fortunate to have moved many of our educational programs to an online platform —making it a priority that our students and families continue to have access to the arts and learning music. We continue to support work opportunities for our faculty and staff— and we press to begin our construction and renovation project of 48-50 Tileston Street property once the COVID-19 situation improves.


At this time, and while we remain ambitious with our building project and transitioning to virtual learning, we are still facing withdrawals in our programs, our annual fundraiser that supports all affordable programs next year, concerts, and scholarships is postponed. We are asking for your help – and here are ways in which you can support NEMPAC and our community right now.



Please Support Our Local Restaurants and Businesses. Please support them by placing take-out or delivery orders, or purchasing a gift certificate to use at a later date. We hope you especially visit North Street Grille, Ristorante Lucia, Prezza, Carmelina’s, Boston Bottle, Tresca, Ducali, DePasquale Ventures, Shake the Tree, In-Jean-Ius, Regina Pizzeria, Modern Pastries, Polkadog Bakery, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe, Philip’s Salon, and Mike’s Pastries, who have all so generously donated to NEMPAC this past year.



Maintain Enrollment to Support Our Faculty. We ask our community to not withdraw from our programming, but consider participating online OR donate back to your instructor. Teaching artists across the city and state are finding themselves without work and have lost a large chunk of their income due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We guarantee that if you choose to donate your tuition back for the online weeks, your instructor will receive their pay. If you cannot donate back at this time due to financial constraints, we completely understand.



Join Our Online Live Streaming of Special Classes and 100% Proceeds Go to Teachers. Our first workshop begun Tuesday, March 24th at 10:30 a.m. on Instagram live with Ms. Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director and threatre instructor! Next we had Disney Sing-a-long with Alexandra Dietrich Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m.! More information is available on our website, along with weekly schedule updates. Please make sure to connect to Instagram and follow our @NEMPACBoston page.



Give an Instrument to a Family In-Need. Some of our families cannot afford lessons at home, especially those on need-based scholarships. If you have a working instrument in good condition at home (mostly looking for keyboards or guitars), please contact Allie Meek-Carufel to arrange this for a student. OR you can donate to a newly started NEMPAC Instrument Fund where we will support getting instruments to students that need them. Just send a donation of any amount to @Nempac-boston via Venmo with the note “Instrument Fund” in the payment.



Share Your Musical Experiences on Social Media and Tag Us! Music lifts us in ways that nothing else can. Post your videos or shots of your practice, lessons, favorite songs, musical inspirations and be sure to tag us @NEMPACBoston | #NEMPACBoston.



Unrestricted Giving for Where We Need It Most. We need you now more than ever. By donating today, you ensure that the over 1,500 students we serve will continue to receive life-changing experiences in music and the performing arts. You will also help bring professional artists to the community in world-class concerts, providing music to lift our spirits. Especially important, your donation will help keep our programs affordable and accessible for those who are most in need. Quite simply, your Annual Fund contribution is the most direct way to ensure that our community will gather once more to celebrate through the arts.



Practice, Practice, Practice! Support students at home in their musical learning. Set a time each day to dedicate to 15-20 minutes of practice (for our younger students) and 30-45 minutes of practice (for our older students). Although we are isolating and practicing social distancing, you can utilize our resources and we can spend our time wisely to continue to learn and grow!


After silence, that which comes nearest to
expressing the inexpressible is music”.
—Aldous Huxley


All of us at NEMPAC will do everything in our power to ensure lives are filled with joy, education, and comfort through music during this difficult time.


Thank you so much for your support and please stay well,


Sherri Snow,
Executive Director
North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC)