The MUSEUM of MUSIC: MISSION STATEMENT
The MUSEUM of MUSIC will be New York City's center for total musical interaction. Music Education will be made widely available to students and audiences of New York City, as well as to visitors from around the world. Exhibits will utilize the most advanced technologies available to involve visitors directly in the experience of performing, composing and learning about any and all aspects of music: it's culture, meaning, structure and history. Through educational programming we aim to make music accessible to every person in the community so that music can become a life-long interest for many who have not had sufficient prior exposure. For those with an educational background in music the Museum of Music will offer opportunities to enrich knowledge, compose with new technologies and establish new contacts.
We aim to educate; to inspire; to democratize; to entertain.
The PLAN for a future MUSEUM of MUSIC
The Museum of Music will have a permanent collection of musical instruments and manuscripts from around the world. Reflected in the programming will be a balance between different styles of music, including classical and popular, world and American, contemporary and historical, electronic and acoustic.
Museums today are in a transition period, between the old world of artifact presentation and the new world of interactive technology. We believe we will succeed only with the appropriate use of both. We plan to integrate the latest technologies into and alongside traditional displays, allowing visitors many options for exploring the world of music.
The Museum of Music will have extensive educational programming for student populations, both off campus and on-site. Evidence from successful Arts-in Education programs states that many more young people than it is generally believed listen enthusiastically to classical music once it is presented to them.
Another of our goals is to collaborate with diverse ethnic communities in New York City, in order to present performances and exhibits that specifically feature traditional and contemporary music from a large number of countries.
Through an Access program, the Museum will seek to reach underserved populations so that the wider community can be included in presentations and programming.
The diverse background of our Advisory Board members enables us to have the widest possible influence for fund raising, community involvement and promotion. For many tasks – until significant funding is received - we will obtain assistance from interns, found as Arts Administration students.