The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is proud to announce that they have been selected as a 2013 grantee of Mayor Menino’s Boston R.O.C.K.S!!! Community Grants program. The purpose of the Boston R.O.C.K.S!!! Community Grants are to increase the number and variety of programs serving the youth of Boston and to ensure that our children and teens have access to positive opportunities and safe environments this summer.

NEMPAC and the Nazzaro Center will partner together to provide eight weeks of interactive, educational music workshop with two to four professionally trained musicians and educators on the Prado.  The programming will be fun, educational, interactive and inspiring! All workshops will be directly correlated with our featured concert of the week as part of our Thursday Night Concert Series on the Prado.

“This workshop series will encourage the overall participation in the arts and show kids how they can get involved and stay involved in music. We want to share through different instrumentation and styles of music  how music can express so much more than our own words.” – NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow.

No pre-registration is required and all workshops are FREE! The workshop will include the Nazzaro Center Camp Kids, The NEMPAC Summer Workshop Kids, and will be open to ALL children and teens from our community.


Every Monday July 8th – August 26th

1:00 pm – 2:00pm, Ages 11+

2:30 pm – 3:30pm, Ages 11 and under


The Prado, Paul Revere Mall in front of NEMPAC  (rain or severe heat location : Nazzaro Community Center)


July 8th: Opera Workshop featuring, Lindsay Conrad and Carla Maniscalco

July 15: Drumming Workshop featuring Gary Feldman

July 22: American Songbook Workshop featuring, Kathryn McKellar, Alexandra Dietrich and Mark McNeill

July 29: Jazz Workshop featuring, Chris Schroeder, Juan Ruiz and Clayton Dewalt

August 5: Big Band Workshop featuring, Morgan Bernhard, Brian Bernhard, Courtney LaFlamme

August 12: Brass Instruments featuring, Kyle spraker, Clark Matthews and Chris Moore

August 19th: Choral Workshop Rachel Carpentier, Claire Shepro

August 26th: Ensemble music workshop, featuring the Know quartet Gary Feldman, Ima Jonsdottir, Dan Shaud, Todd Brunel