Center for the Development of Arts Leaders, Greater Boston

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Mai NguyenCDAL is the perfect blend of community, music, and education. It combines all the things I’m passionate about – I never knew a program where I could play my instrument, expose new audiences to classical music, and work with other talented young musicians in my community existed before.–Mai Nguyen, Arts Leader

Read Mai’s blog about her experience with the Community Performance Series.

A teenager boy in a white hoodie stands next to an elementary school violin player.

CDAL has helped me grow not only as a musician but as a person. I have learned to give back to my community, but I’ve received more joy and personal growth in return. That’s a lesson I will apply to my life wherever I go. -Wilson Hsu, Arts Leader

CDAL showed me how important music is – I could see and hear the connection my music made. This experience reassured me that pursuing music in college is the right choice, since it means I can make moments like these happen for so many people. -Julianne Mulvey, Arts Leader

CDAL in residency at the Conservatory Lab Charter School

Photos of CDAL in action

CDAL Boston 2015-16

In 2016–2017, this program was supported by the Boston Cultural Council, Cricket Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust.

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