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MAPS Programs

Music and Poetry Synchronized

COVID 19 Response

With the help of Google Suite and online audio workstation, Soundtrap, MAPS has the capability to function 100% remotely for all of our programs.

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers – New York, NY &
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School – South Hadley, MA

As our inaugural MAPS program, hundreds of students have participated in this program since its start.  English students from UAGC write the poems and music students from PVPA turn those poems into songs. Students from both schools create visual art.

Milner Middle School – Hartford, CT &
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School – Smithfield, RI

English students from VJG Middle School write heartfelt poems about their lived experiences.  Those poems are then sent to music students at Milner Middle School, where they are turned into original songs inspired by the words of the poems. Students from both schools create visual art.

Alcides Figueroa School - Añasco, PR &
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School – South Hadley, MA

English students from AFS write the poems and music students from PVPA turn those poems into songs. Students from both schools create visual art.

Easthampton High School – Easthampton, MA &
Great Path Academy – Manchester, CT

This program is the first of its kind.  In this program, both schools participate in the poetry writing process in the fall and the songwriting process in the spring. Students from both schools create visual art.

Profesora Juana Rosario – Aguada, PR &
Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker – Hartford, CT

Premiering in 2021, students from PJR will spend the first part of the program in the fall creating original poetry. Those poems are sent to the music students at Mary Hooker to be turned into original music during the second portion of the program in the spring semester. Students from both schools create visual art.