- Sensory Accommodations: Our sensory friendly concerts provide accommodations for people on the spectrum. These include noise reduction headphones, a sensory quiet room, foam blocks, and scarves. We do not use a house public address system, so the only sound that you hear is coming from the front of the room. Our motto is “hand flapping aloud”. We allow autistic people to move around and vocalize. Autistic vocalization is to be respected and accepted at these concerts.
- High-Quality Music: We ask professional performers to come and play music at our concerts. The performers usually play classical and jazz music. At our next concert, we will have a trio from Peabody Conservatory and two solo musicians perform during the show. One of our programs, which is called, Musical Autist Troupe, will perform a song called “High Hopes” by Panic at the Disco, at the end of the concert.
- Programs: We always pass out printed programs before the concert. These programs will help the audience know who is performing and what songs they will perform.
- Donations: We always have a basket for donations when you come in to the concert hall. We ask that people make a donation of any amount so that The Musical Autist can continue hosting Sensory Friendly Concerts.
- Filling out a survey: We ask that every participant fill out a survey at the end of each concert so that we can collect data to see how we can improve the events. This data will help us continue our concerts while better serving the participants.
Our next Sensory Friendly Concert will take place THIS SUNDAY, April 7 at 2pm at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. We hope to see everybody there! We hope that this concert will be an opportunity for autistic people and non-autistic people alike to have fun and enjoy a good show.