WHAT: Music off Main provides the Northeastern NC area superior music education instruction and performance production/programming. Including, but not limited to: private instruction, music ensembles, music seminars and workshops, and continuing education.
WHY: Music off Main will add to and enhance the vibrant cultural scene in Elizabeth City. We will fill a void in the vocal music area by providing professional private and group instruction by highly credentialed/qualified faculty and instructors as well as professional performances and productions. Children exposed to music at an early age experience an increase in self-confidence, literacy, discipline, memory, social skills, patience, self-expression and more. Studies show that adults involved in music can experience an increase in their quality of life, less stress and anxiety, increased memory, awareness of cultural differences, increased empathy and social connections.
WHO: Music off Main will be the home to mini MAESTROS, an early music education program reaching children as young as 6 months- 5 years old; the Albemarle Youth Choir, a city-wide community choir for children ages 2nd grade-8th grade; private vocal instruction, masterclasses and workshops for children and adults of all ages and in all walks of life. We strive to provide professional training and performances to all individuals, regardless of their background through need-based scholarships and free outreach events.
WHERE: We have chosen to make our home in beautiful downtown Elizabeth City, NC. The downtown area is the ideal location for a blossoming music education and production company. Music off Main will bring culture, foot traffic and additional business to the Downtown Area. We will continue to collaborate with local arts organizations and businesses.