We couldn’t be more excited! “Zoom Troupe” classes start tomorrow, February 9th. If this is the first time you’ve heard Troupe. Here is what you need to know:
Musical Autist Troupe is an inclusive group of individuals with and without disabilities, high school/college student interns, and mentor musicians. We meet virtually every Tuesday afternoon. The next semester of classes is February 9th through May 11th.
Time is spent each week sharing songs with one another, which can be a recording of a favorite song (usually on Spotify or YouTube) or a piece that you’d like to perform live for the group.
Mentor musicians often introduce music which celebrates neurodiversity, self-advocacy and empowerment. Class time is also spent rehearsing and recording songs to be performed in advocacy events facilitated by The Musical Autist non-profit.
Click on this link to go to the Troupe page, which will show you how to register and apply for a scholarship. At the bottom of this page is also a form to fill out if you’d like to be a Mentor Musician.
“OG Troupe” is 4-5:15pm (Eastern Standard Time) for ages 15 and older. “Troupe Junior” is 5:30-6:30pm (EST) for ages 8-14.
Not sure if you should enroll as a participant or as a mentor musician? If you are a professional musician, or on a trajectory of becoming a professional musician (high school and college students included), you are welcome to apply as a Mentor Musician. Having a disability makes no difference. You can find the application form at the bottom of this page.
Below is a screenshot image of Troupe Junior last year. There are 11 screens on the zoom call, some faces being Troupe participants ages 8-14, some faces being mentor musicians. Everyone is smiling and having a great time together.
We have tons of fun. Troupe is a great way to build friendships and be social, using music as our platform.
Click on this link to go to the Troupe page, which will show you how to register and apply for a scholarship.
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