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WELCOME TO MUSIC & ARTS AT THE WOODLANDS

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Here, we believe that every person deserves to take creative risks and share their unique perspective with the world. Join us in finding your voice, in writing your song, in painting your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, and so much more. We invite you to explore and connect with our community through artistic collaborations in a supportive and safe environment. Let’s create TOGETHER!

MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS

The Notes from the Heart Music Program began when a group of musical artists and music lovers in the Pittsburgh area came together with a desire to create a summer program that would bring the joy of music to children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness. Performance, education, appreciation, creativity, and enjoyment are our five hallmarks that bring fulfillment to those attending these camps. Participating in The Woodlands’ Notes from the Heart programs allows participants to find their voice and channel choice to engage in self-expression.

Ages 16-25: July 17-22
Participants are provided with a comprehensive experience that enables them to explore the universal expression of music, find joy in making music, and the accomplishment of participating in a musical performance. The hallmark of the Notes from the Heart Music Program for teens is the spectacular “Bringing out the Stars”* concert, which culminates the weeklong summer camp, and celebrates accomplishments with family, friends, and members from the community. The Notes from the Heart Music Camps are one-of a-kind experience and a destination for teens with disability and a strong interest in music.

Ages 26 and older: July 10-15
Participants continue to nurture their musical interests as they engage in composition, small ensemble performances, solo performance, and concentrated instrumental study. Participants do not need to have attended the youth & teen camp in order to join the camp for Adults. This week at camp encourages participants to find strengths, passions and skills to achieve their personal and musical goals. Hard work of participants is showcased in the final performance, “The Starlight Serenade.”*

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Music Makers is a virtual class designed to give participants a basic understanding of music and to inspire an appreciation for music from a variety of genres and styles! Guided by veteran instructor, Kory Antonacci, participants will connect through thoughtful discussion and exploration of wide-ranging musical content. This class is open to all ages and does not have a culminating performance attached.

Spring 2022 Term (February 3-April 21): Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm via Zoom

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An extension of the Notes from the Heart Music Camp, The Woodlands Music Ensemble is an adapted group experience for Children, Youth, Teens and Adults. We work together to expand their talents by playing a variety of instruments while learning from peers as well. The group learns music skills including songwriting, music reading, and music performance, while having fun working with friends and creating music. Participants engage in vocal, instrumental instruction, culminating in opportunities to perform. While a current musical skillset is not required, a genuine interest in music (singing, instrument playing, and music appreciation) will allow a participant to have the most successful experience.

Spring 2022 Term (February 7-May 2): Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm at The Woodlands

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In this brand-new program, participants will explore different types of art while they develop, grow, and refine their artistic skills. This class is open to artists of all ages and skill level! We will focus on photography, self-portraiture, and use local, national, and international artists as references of our work. Be prepared to have fun, come out of your shell, and express yourself! The studio class will culminate with an exhibit on April 9 where artists will showcase their work to the Woodlands community and beyond!

Spring 2022 Term (February 2-April 6): Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm at The Woodlands

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UPCOMING EVENTS

The Woodlands Art Here is a groundbreaking exhibit featuring the artists of The Woodlands. Using disabled artists as role models, our artists developed their own style and application of the works of Judith Scott, Helen Rae, and Victoria Dugger. Exhibiting alongside local and national disabled artists such as Matthew Carroll (Pittsburgh), Ashley Bravin (LA), and Alex Haagard (Toronto), this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. Curated by Fran Flaherty, Sallyann Kluz (Office of Public Art), and Ruth Fabby (Disability Arts Cymru, UK).

Saturday, April 9, 2022 Gallery opening invitation only.

Public Gallery Hours

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • April 19, 20, 23
    • April 25, 26, 27, 30
    • May 2, 3, 4

View the Virtual Gallery Here!

Join us as we celebrate a term of musical skills building, songwriting, and fun at the Spring Music Ensemble Spring Performance on Monday, May 2nd at The Woodlands. This term’s theme is TV Theme songs. Come see FRIENDS, Spongebob Squarepants, Hannah Montana and more!

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm at The Woodlands

Friday, July 15, 2022 at The Woodlands

Time: 6pm

Friday, July 22, 2022 at The Woodlands

Time: 6pm