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TMV at a Glance


Students/Participants Served (monthly average)


  • In-House Music & Dance Classes/Lessons

    • In-person: 400+ individuals of all ages, infants through retirees (prior to March, 2020).

    • Virtual: 75+ individuals of all ages.


  • Open Jams: Acoustic, Ukulele, Vocal

    • In-person: 45 adults (prior to March, 2020).

    • Virtual: 18 adults.



Flagship Initiatives


  • Girls Rock Michiana

    • Empowerment initiative and summer camp for elementary and middle school-aged girls.

    • GRM has served 93+ girls since 2018.


  • Making Waves: STEM+Music

    • Innovative, curriculum-based grade school STEAM program.

    • MW sharpens creative and analytical skills while building teamwork through a custom-made instrument design-build-analyze process. Students compose their own works; culminates in a performance. 

    • MW has engaged 1000s of students across Michiana since 2016. 


Partnerships & Collaborations


  • After-School, Adult Enrichment, Community Outreach

    • 40+ active partnerships, bringing musical arts enrichment programming to 9 counties.

    • Key partners include: schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries, colleges/universities, assisted living facilities, city governments, businesses, disability and children’s advocacy groups.


Community-Wide Performances & Events


  • The Music Village Block Party 

    • Annual summer kickoff celebration with live music, food, children’s activities, and community partners.

  • The Music Villagers

    • TMV jam group musicians play 50+ gigs per year at social and civic events, assisted living facilities, libraries, and fairs.

  • Book-A-Musician Service

    • Professional musicians available to perform throughout the region.


Tuition Assistance


  • Need-based aid is available for most classes and programs.

    • 36+ individuals are/have received full/partial assistance.

The Music Village Core Programs, Activities, & Partners

The Music Village offers a variety of education and enrichment opportunities in the musical arts, both in-house and throughout the region via community partnerships.


Tuition assistance (need-based) is available for most classes and lessons.


Programs, initiatives, and partnerships include:


  • Private Music Lessons for All Ages

    • Most instruments and voice

    • Recording arts and music technology

    • Music theory


  • Early Children’s Developmental Music Classes

    • Interactive classes for infants, toddlers, and their parents

    • Activities-based classes for Kindergarten and early elementary students

  • Youth Ensemble & Group Programs

    • Girls Rock Michiana/Girls Rock camp

    • Jazz Ensemble

    • Rock School 101


  • Dance Classes

    • UZIMA! African Dance & Drumming


  • Cultural Music & Topical Workshops

    • BeatLab

    • Cultural Music Presenting Series

    • Hand Drumming

    • Irish Music & Dance Academy

    • Musical Theatre

    • Making Waves: STEM+Music

    • The Great American Songbook

    • Ukulele 101

  • Jams

    • Acoustic (Wednesdays at TMV)

    • Community (Fridays, location TBA)

    • TMV Songsters

  • After-School Program Partners

    • Boys and Girls Clubs

    • Libraries

    • Public, private schools


  • Adult Enrichment Partners

    • Forever Learning Institute

    • Healthwin

    • Holy Cross Village

  • Community Outreach Program & Events Partners

    • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

    • DTSB

    • Logan Center

    • South Bend Brew Werks

    • South Bend Woodworks

    • St. Joe, Elkhart county libraries

    • University of Notre Dame

    • Venues Parks & Arts

Our Partners

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