Community Partnerships

Working to meet our community members where they are, providing accessible opportunities in music and music education.

At Levine, community underscores one of the key elements of playing music: getting to share it with others. Through our community partnerships, we work beyond our campuses to spread the benefits of learning and playing music, to create accessible opportunities for all to learn and grow, and to work toward systemic changes that none of us could achieve on our own.

Washington Music Pathways Initiative

Teen boy playing the flute with a harp in the background.

Levine is a proud founding partner of the Baltimore-Washington Musical Pathways program alongside the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, DC Youth Orchestra, and the Peabody Institute. This scholarship program supports and empowers middle and high school students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color on their journeys toward pursuing advanced study in music and transforming the professional orchestral landscape.

Learn more about the Washington Musical Pathways Initiative (WMPI)

Local School and Organization Partners

A smiling Early Childhood teacher holds a ukulele and puppet for a student with two students watching.We work together with local schools and community centers across our region to provide music education and performances to our partners’ students, on their campuses, during their regular school days. Many of these programs are offered at no or little cost to the students. Our expert faculty head to our partners’ locations equipped with their outstanding artistry to teach everything from early childhood classes to group piano and strings classes.

Current partnership programming includes:

  • Middle school flute and strings classes at Oneness-Family Montessori School
  • Early childhood instruction at Drew Elementary School
  • Early childhood instruction at Kids Are Us Learning Center
  • Early childhood instruction at The World Bank
  • Early childhood instruction at The National Childhood Research Center Preschool
  • Early childhood instruction at The Hill Preschool

In 2023, Levine’s piano department launched an exciting new partnership with the French-American Piano Society to cultivate a profound appreciation for the French Piano Repertoire and nurture cultural understanding between France and the United States. Together, we’re working to build a new piano curriculum and a trans-Atlantic artistic exchange program.

Music Therapy Partners

Music Therapy partnershipLevine’s team of board-certified Music Therapists use music as a tool to help individuals of all ages transform and improve the quality of their lives, while addressing each individual’s unique emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs. We offer music therapy services at our campus locations as well as at partner sites, where individuals can benefit from sessions brought directly to them and tailored for their community’s specific needs.

Current music therapy partners include:

  • Ingleside at Rock Creek, where we provide group and individual music therapy for older adults in the Memory Support Assisted Living program, the Assisted Living program, and the Skilled Nursing Unit
  • Ingleside at King Farm, where we provide group and individual music therapy for older adults with memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
  • Potomac Community Resources, where we work with adolescents and adults with developmental and cognitive differences through a variety of group programming
  • Upcounty Community Resources, where we provide weekly group programs for adults with cognitive and developmental differences
  • RCM of Washington, where we provide group music therapy for adults and older adults with complex medical needs at multiple group homes across DC
  • Sitar Arts Center, where we provide programming focused on social-emotional learning through music therapy interventions for preschool-aged students
  • We also serve as contractors with Montgomery County Public School and Arlington County Public School, where we provide IEP services to students with disabilities

Creative Aging Initiatives  

Through partnership programming as well as programming on our campuses, Levine is proud to support the creativity and musicality of our older adult community through Music Therapy partnerships at Ingleside at Rock Creek and Ingleside at King Farm as well as our Capital City Voices, New Horizons Band, and more.

Community Performances

Emmanuel AxAlongside partnering organizations, we are able to bring more outstanding performances to the Washington region. Whether it is hosting guest artists at one of our campuses, Levine faculty performing offsite, or creating more opportunities for our students to showcase their hard work, we work together with partners to keep the music playing through our community. 

Current performance partnerships include: 

  • Young Concert Artists present master classes and performances at one of our campuses ahead of their Kennedy Center debuts
  • The Church of the Epiphany features Levine faculty performance during their free Music at Noon series on the second Tuesday of every month
  • Washington Performing Arts helps us jointly present the annual Misbin Family Chamber Music Competition in addition to frequent master classes at our campuses with high-profile visiting artists

Artivate at Levine Music 

In 2023, Artivate joined the Levine Music family, continuing its more than 25 years of connecting artists with communities for engaging and inspirational programming. Across the National Capital region, schools, libraries, community centers, and more work with our diverse artist roster to present performances, workshops, and residencies featuring a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions. Together with our artist roster, Artivate at Levine Music spreads access to arts-based learning to thousands of audience members outside of Levine campuses. 

Learn more about Artivate at Levine Music

Campus Partners

At many of our campuses, we are friends and neighbors with other local arts, education, and community-focused organizations. We frequently present programs in partnership with one another and are always looking for ways to help each other further our service to our shared communities.

DC Campus: THEARC 

Washington Middle School piano classSince its founding in 2005, Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus, also known as THEARC, has been the home of our campus in Southeast DC. In addition to housing Levine, THEARC is home to branches of the Children’s Hospital Wellness Clinic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Covenant House, Washington Ballet, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Parklands Community Center, Trinity University, and Washington Middle School for Girls, all of which are committed to serving disadvantaged children and at-risk youth. As part of our commitment to our community in Southeast DC, Levine students at THEARC who live in DC Wards 7 and 8 are eligible for special tuition discounts when registering. 

Partnership programming at THEARC includes:

  • AppleTree Institute at Parklands, where we provide weekly early childhood instruction
  • Washington School for Girls students receive group piano instruction at our Piano Lab

MD Campus: Strathmore 

The Music Center at Strathmore houses one of our Maryland campuses and is also home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore, CityDance, InterPLAY, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, National Philharmonic, and Washington Performing Arts.