2001 Market Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact: Denise Kinney, Executive Director,

Musicopia is a nonprofit organization that works with approximately 100 of our region’s professional musicians to present a wealth of music education programs. Musicopia is also the leading advocate for restoring and improving in-school music instruction throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

Founded in 1974 as “Strings for Schools,” the organization once focused primarily on classical string music. Now Musicopia provides assemblies, workshops and long-term residencies that span a huge range of musical traditions. Since February 2006, our new official name, “Musicopia”, has represented the growing diversity of our services. In recent years, Musicopia has become “the largest provider of outside music education resources for schools on the East Coast,” according to the Music Performance Fund (a division of the American Federation of Musicians).

Musicopia builds neighborhood vitality through music festivals and community concerts given jointly by students and professionals. These joyous events engage families in their children’s cultural development and celebrate the musical achievements of students at all levels. Through instrument donation drives and neighborhood-based student performing ensembles, Musicopia makes musical participation accessible to underserved students.

Mitzvah project or community service volunteer Opportunity: Organize an instrument donation drive for schools who have students who want to play an instrument but do not have the money to rent/buy equipment.