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Concert In The Park Returns June 13th

Join us in the park for an evening of music! Our 11th annual Concert in the Park returns to Post Office Square on Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm! Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event benefiting the youth programs of Boston's Inspire Arts & Music. The evening will feature performances from…
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Keith Berry Joins As Fantastic Festivals Director

Earlier this year, our friend and long-time Director of Fantastic Festivals, Gary Partridge, announced his retirement from the scholastic music festival business he originated in 2007. Today, we are proud to introduce accomplished Connecticut music educator Keith Berry as the new Director of Fantastic Festivals! The Inspire Arts & Music team wishes Gary a fantastic…
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Chris Holland Promoted to CEO

Inspire Arts & Music announced the promotion of Chris Holland to CEO during last month’s annual board meeting. Chris Holland has served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders since 2015. Under Holland’s leadership as COO, the Inspire Arts & Music programs, including the Boston Crusaders,…
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Staff Announcement: Alain, Ansley, and Zach

This fall, we are excited to add three talented individuals to the Inspire Arts & Music team including our two new festival directors Alain Camous and Ansley Frachiseur, and business analyst Zach Miranda. Meet our new team members below! Alain Camous, Co-Festival Director - Great East Music Festivals Alain Camous is a multifaceted professional with…
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Save The Date: Concert in the Park on June 21st

This year, we are honored to be celebrating our 10th annual Concert in the Park! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 21st and join us in the park at 5 pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park in Post Office Square. Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event benefiting the youth programs of…
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IAM Receives Grant From Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award

Thanks to your votes this fall, Inspire Arts & Music has been named a 2023 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award grant recipient! We have received $50,000 to help us further expand and strengthen our community music programs. The True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 to carry on Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity…
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NESBA and Inspire Announce Administrative Partnership

Effective immediately, the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) have entered into a partnership where IAM will serve as the exclusive Administrative Partner of NESBA.  In this partnership, NESBA will tap IAM’s administrative resources to improve user experience for participating ensembles and build long term sustainability. IAM will work…
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Vote for IAM in the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards

We are proud to announce that Inspire Arts & Music is a regional finalist for the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Grant! After being nominated by our local franchise in Copley Square, we have entered the final round where voting is open to the public! The more votes we earn, the larger the grant we receive!…
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IAM Receives Supplemental Economic Recovery Grant

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to be recipients of the Mass Cultural Council Supplemental Economic Recovery Grant! This grant, which is federally allocated by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the federal American Recovery Plan (ARPA), was designed to support the cultural sector in Massachusetts as it recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19…
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BAC and IAM Percussion Partners with Pearl/Adams

As momentum builds for our 2022 season, the Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Pearl Drums and Adams Percussion. In this long-term relationship, the Boston Crusaders percussion sections will perform exclusively on Pearl/Adams instruments. The 2022 Boston Crusaders instrumentation will feature Pearl Championship Maple Series…
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