Service through music has been a central part of Westminster Choir College’s mission since its founding in 1926, and it is a core value for Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts.
Offered in collaboration with the Princeton Family YMCA, this free program provides young singers in grades 3 through 5 the opportunity to sing together, play musical games and develop music reading skills.
This new program is offered by Westminster Choir College students and faculty at Westminster Conservatory, Westminster’s community music school, at the new Family Campus for HomeFront, the highly regarded program that helps families break the cycle of poverty. Westminster music education students provide group classes for parents and children and group singing for adults. Westminster Conservatory faculty present recitals for the HomeFront guests.
Funded by a grant from the PNC Foundation, Westminster Conservatory provides music instruction at two Central New Jersey daycare centers that care for underserved children, ages 2½ to just under age 5: Paul Robeson Place YWCA Princeton Child Care Center and Nursery School in Princeton and the Millhill Child & Family Development Center in Trenton.
Westminster's CoOPERAtive program partners with the National Parks Service in a program for middle and high school students that illustrates advances in recording technology by showcasing historical opera recordings.