The Musical Autist Troupes
What is Troupe?
Musical Autist Troupe is an inclusive group of individuals with and without disabilities, high school students, college interns, and music therapists. Time is spent together with “intentional listening” to songs shared by each participant, rehearsing songs for a cumulative performance, and intentional opportunities to build friendships and community. Troupe has two groups, Troupe Jr for folks 9-14 years old, and OG Troupe for individuals 15 and older.
What are song shares?
Song shares are opportunities for Troupe members to share songs that are meaningful to them or songs that they are vibing to in the moment. Song shares can either be recorded music or shared live!
What kind of music is rehearsed?
Troupes rehearse and perform participant selected songs of all genres that explore topics such as friendship, self-advocacy, and positivity. These songs are rehearsed across a semester toward a culminating performance in the community. Check out the videos at the bottom of the page for some of our past performances.
Troupe is held Thursday evenings at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts in Annapolis, MD. In order to increase access to as many folks as possible, Troupe has flexible attendance options. Participants can join in person at Maryland Hall, virtually via Zoom, or switch between the two from week to week!
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Enrollment is now open for the Spring Troupe semester!
Spring Troupe will run from April 13th – June 8th and we are now accepting registrations. You can register for Troupe at the links below. If you have any questions about the registration process or Troupe as a whole, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to apply for TMA scholarship funds, please email us email@example.com.
Members of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts save $25 for every class, annual household membership is only $40 per year and you will get lots of other cool benefits with membership, you can click here to become a MHCA member.
Learn about Troupe by watching the video below:
Check out Troupe’s performance at our Spring 2019 Sensory Friendly Concert at Peabody Conservatory!