Who We Are:

NEMPAC is the key resource for arts programming in the North End / Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods. A group of North End mothers founded NEMPAC in 2001 in an effort to create musical programming for their children. In 2004, the Robert White Foundation donated to NEMPAC their city-operated space located off the Prado (The Paul Revere Mall) In the North End. This space, consisting of 4 private music studios, a storage basement and an office, is where NEMPAC began to flourish.

Today, NEMPAC serves over 7,500 individuals, families and visitors through their wide array of programming including Education and Performance. As of September 2017, The organization reaches over 1,250 students per week through their education music and arts programs and partnerships. NEMPAC performance programs, concerts and special events are making the North End of Boston a destination for arts and culture. As we continue to grow as a Performing Arts Center, we continue to ensure we are engaging our audiences with creative, quality, and innovative programming.

Our Mission:

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center enriches Boston’s North End and neighboring communities by providing affordable, quality music and arts education and programming.

What We Offer:

  • 10 week long sessions (3 sessions per year) in early childhood education, after-school music and theatre classes, and movement/yoga classes
  • Private Music instruction in a variety of instrumental focuses (voice, piano, guitar, strings, brass, percussion, woodwinds, music theory)
  • Children’s Music Theatre Program: A production based program with a focus on music, dance, and acting
  • Community Outreach Programs to foster neighborhood participation in the arts: Our partnerships include: Eliot Innovation School, St. John School, Good Shepherd School, North End Library, Nazzaro Community Center
  • A series of Professional Concerts featuring our talented instructors and professional musicians
  • Annual Student Music Recitals and Special Community Performance Events
  • Our annual NEMPAC Opera Project at The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall

NEMPAC has assembled a wonderful collection in many disciplines across music, art, and performance. We offer classes to appeal to many tastes and needs. Whether you are from the North End, work in or around downtown, we offer a relaxing atmosphere for expression and development.”- Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director

Our Location(s):

Thanks to the George Robert White Fund we operate out of a building located of the Prado, or the Paul Revere Mall. Cross streets are Hanover Street and Clark Street (across from St. Stephen’s Church). We also rent and/or run programming in several other spaces in the North End and Charlestown including including the 9 Hull Street (Old North End Visitors Center), the Improv Asylum, the Nazzaro Community Center, Lincoln Wharf Community Room, North End Yoga, Good Shepherd School, Charlestown Working Theater, and St. Stephen’s Church.

501(c)(3) Status: NEMPAC is classified as a public charity under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Code. All contributions to NEMPAC are acknowledged in writing. Our Tax ID is 04-3545228.

NEMPAC programming supported by BCC