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As a cultural entity, The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra seeks to strengthen the communities that it serves by providing opportunities for individuals and groups to come together and share their love of great music.
“Community Music activities…contribute to the development of economic regeneration and can enhance the quality of life for communities” (Kertz-Welzel, Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2016, p. 115).
The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies provide opportunities for students throughout eastern Massachusetts to enhance the music education provided by our public schools with a curriculum that challenges its musicians to stretch their abilities in a supportive environment.
A recent study in The International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being proved that "working with others in the professional theater and music world was in some senses awe-inspiring" (p. 9) as it heightened a sense of self-confidence and positive identity and helped students develop goal-directed attitudes.