Award-winning music programming for at-risk youth and underserved adults.
We bring high-quality, creative, and engaging workshops and interactive performances for both underprivileged youth and underserved adults in a wide range of communities, including healthcare facilities, shelters, and schools.
Listen to the interview with Alexandria Le, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of NWP, on Nevada Public Radio's 88.9 FM State of Nevada:
Las Vegas Review-Journal's two-page feature story about our work inside the Las Vegas Rescue Mission:
The series is a made-for-kids program which introduces young ears to classical music through fun and explorative performances. It promotes a love for music while encouraging life-long creativity and artistic growth through abstract and creative thinking, teamwork, and exposure to the arts. The MJBS consists of two one-week tours (Fall and Spring) and features exceptionally accomplished Teaching Artists specializing in education and high-engagement learning. Our 2018-19 Teaching Artists are from Decoda, the first affiliate ensemble of New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.
Fall 2018 sign-ups for elementary schools will be available beginning August 20th for Fall 2018's tour from October 15-19.
The 2018-19 season is funded in part by a grant from the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival, the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Notes with a Purpose is dedicated to bringing music to far-reaching places. NWP has partnered with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter, food pantry, and recovery program in downtown Las Vegas (this program was formerly called Wednesdays Live at the Mission). LVRM benefits from our regular performance series during Wednesday dinner services for their visiting and regular clients (including those in the addiction recovery program) from music provided by high school music students. In turn, the students are provided opportunities to develop altruism, community awareness, confidence in public speaking, and satisfaction in their own artistic endeavors.
The project, started by Carnegie Hall, invites participants to work with musicians to write a personal lullaby for their babies, strengthening the bond between parent and child, bolstering participants’ self-confidence, nurturing participants’ capacity to be a loving parents and caregiver, and promoting communication between parent(s) and baby. This creates musical experiences for pregnant women who are facing challenging social or emotional circumstances, such as incarceration, homelessness, or teen pregnancies.
NWP is one of 21 international program partners of Carnegie Hall for this project. This project has not yet been launched by Notes with a Purpose.
We are grateful and express many thanks to the pilot underwriting sponsors of The Lullaby Project: Michael and Renée Yackira.